Hungarian cement producer, Duna-Dráva Cement has invested HUF7 billion (around US$25.7 million) to improve the environmental performance of the Vác cement plant. The two-year investment saw the installation of a new bag filter system at the plant, replacing the existing ESP filter and reducing dust emissions from the plant.
Current European regulations limit dust emissions to 20 mg/m3. The new bag filter reduces Vác's dust emissions to less a third of that limit. Other upgrade work has included the replacement of the existing calciner and the two lower cyclone stages, the installation of a bypass system, and the replacement of the main kiln drive.
Duna-Dráva Cement is a joint venture between German based building materials companies, HeidelbergCement Group and SCHWENK Zement KG. The company operates two cement plants: the Vác plant in Pest County to the north of Budapest, and the Beremend plant in Southern Transdanubia in the south of Hungary, close to the Croatian and Serbian borders.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/24052018/upgrade-of-the-vc-cement-plant-reduces-environmental-impact/