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October 2012

The October issue is the third of our ‘special environmental issues’ this year. Expect articles looking into filter bags, dust control and emissions standards, as well as others that explore both waste heat and lead recovery. This month’s regional report focuses on India and Pakistan, with articles covering the achievements and expansion of companies in the region, as well as an in-depth overview of India’s cement industry. Additionally, Eliot Morton of Cement Focus Asia provides an insight into the wider Asian cement industry in advance of the inaugural Cement Focus Asia Conference in Singapore.

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Cement Industry Profiles: India
David Hayes discusses demand, production capacity and pricing in an overview of the cement sector in India.

A Tale of Three Plants
Ajai Singh, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd, India, describes the expansion projects undertaken at three of the company’s plants in India.

ACC’s Wadi Plant – Still Cutting Edge
R.Nand Kumar, ACC Limited, India, presents details of the company’s proud achievement: Wadi – the world’s largest cement plant.

Cement Grinding Without Hot Gas
Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Vice President, Ambuja Cements Ltd, India, provides an insight into the VRM projects undertaken across two of the company’s plants.

Indian Expansion
Manoj Mandhana and C. Augustin, FLSmidth, discuss the company’s role in constructing HeidelbergCement India Ltd’s new cement production line.

Taxing Times
Peter Ion, Technical Author, Canada, offers an overview of emissions regulations affecting the cement industries of North America and Europe.

In Search of the Magic Filter Bag
Vishal Bansal, Principal Engineer, and Corinne Fields, Sales Application Engineer, GE Energy Air Filtration, USA, discuss filter bag testing and how tomorrow’s challenges can be met with current technology.

Uncovering Opportunity in the Face of Tough Industry Emissions Standards
MAC Process, USA, shows how installing hydrated lime storage, feeding and transport systems can help cement plants comply with EPA standards.

Meeting MACT Limits
Travis Bowman and Steve Baloga, Southern Air Solutions Corp., USA, explore the use of trona as a suitable substitute for hydrated lime to keep HCl levels below PC MACT limits.

Q&A: ORC and Kalina
World Cement asked Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) and FLSmidth to talk us through their respective waste heat recovery systems. First, Eric Rojas of PWPS answers questions on ORC technology. Kevin Happ of FLSmidth then answers the same questions, but on Kalina cycle technology.

Solutions in the Mist
Aaron Valencic, Dust Control Technology, USA, discusses how dust suppression reduced downtime at a limestone plant.

WHR from Slag Grinding.
Bolu Cement, Turkey, describes a project to reduce natural gas consumption at the company’s slag grinding plant through the implementation of waste heat recovery.

Containing Fugitive Particles
Dan Marshall, Product Engineer, Martin Engineering, USA, talks about controlling airborne dust in cement applications.

Recovering Lead
Takayuki Suzuki, Masaya Ida and Shin-ichirou Saito, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, Japan, discuss the recovery and recycling of lead in cement plants.

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