(57) A method of manufacture of Portland cement clinker is described in a dry process that captures the carbon dioxide emitted from the calcinations of carbonate minerals, principally limestone. The process uses an indirectly heated, counter-flow reactor to pre-heat and calcine the cement meal to produce a separate calcined meal and carbon dioxide gas stream, with external heat being provided by the combustion of a secondary fuel stream with pre-heated air. This calcined meal is injected into the conventional rotary kiln, where the hot flue gas from combustion of the primary fule with pre-heated air is used to fuse, react and sinter the powders to form granules of cement clinker. The clinker and carbon dioxide streams are cooled by the air pre-heaters.
(71) Calix Ltd., 9 Bridge St., Pymple, NSW 2073 (AU)
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