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January 2013

This month sees the first of World Cement’s ‘Special Environmental Issues’, opening with an article from CEMBUREAU’s Koen Coppenholle discussing EU legislation in relation to the cement industry. The rest of the issue goes on to look at a variety of topics, ranging from mercury emissions, to SCRs, to innovations with microalgae. The issue will also include the final installment of the PCA’s trilogy of articles on NESHAP. January’s ‘Regional Report’ focuses on Russia and the CEE, including case studies, an in-depth view of the Polish cement market, as well as the impact of changes in construction activity throughout the region.


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Keynote: Advocating Effective Legislation
Koen Coppenholle, Chief Executive of the European Cement Association, Belgium, sets out an approach to EU legislation that would allow for long-term growth in the cement industry. 

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CEE Cement Industry: Heading For A New Dawn
Shushmul Maheshwari, RNCOS, discusses construction activity, demand, consumption and regeneration in the region’s cement markets. You can read a preview of the article here.

A Look at Poland
Dariusz Konieczny, Head of Law and Technology, Polish Cement Association, outlines the current state of play in the Polish cement industry.

Klaipeda: a Crossroads of East and West
Povilas Bradulskis, HeidelbergCement Klaipeda, Lithuania, takes us through the establishment of the Klaipeda cement terminal and ready-mix plant.

Something Alternative
Sanel Karahmet and Dino Valdgoni, A TEC, Austria, discuss the company’s alternative fuel usage consultation at Eurocement’s Belgorodskiy cement plant.

NESHAP: The End Game
Rick Bohan and Andy O’Hare, PCA, present the final installment in the PCA’s trilogy of articles on NESHAP. You can read a preview of the article here.

Managing Mercury
Matthias Thilliander, Opsis, Sweden, explores the measurement of mercury emissions from cement plants.

Making Sense
Gerry Kaelin, FilterSense, USA, describes the ways in which optimising toward compliance with environmental regulations can reduce baghouse maintenance and operational expenses.

Combining Forces
Jeff Shelton, Martin Engineering, talks about the promise shown by combined cleaning techniques for SCRs in cement processing.

Prohibiting Particulate Pollution
Donaldson Membranes, USA, discusses air quality regulations in China and provides a case study on a cement plant in the south of the country.

Playing it Safe
Blåkläder Workwear, Sweden, discusses the considerations of choosing personal protective equipment for the cement industry.

Mitigating CO2 With Microalgae
Alexandre Restrepo, Gabriel Vargas, Jorge Molina, Santiago Hoyos, Camilo Restrepo, Research and Development Group, Cementos Argos S.A., Colombia, study the carbon capture potential of microalgae.

Cement Outlook 2013
Imran Akram, IA Cement, UK, provides a summary of the company’s report into expected global cement consumption trends in 2013.

The Largest Single Set Cement Grinding System in the World
Wei Bao, Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute, China, showcases one of the company’s most recent achievements.


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