Beneficial Reuse of Materials in the Cement Manufacturing Process

Cement manufacturers are increasingly evaluating and using alternative materials for raw materials and fuel in the cement manufacturing process. This common practice is growing throughout the world and in the United States. The reuse of alternative materials in the manufacturing process provides a proven method for the recovery of energy and material values from materials that would otherwise be considered wastes. The beneficial use program results in decreased reliance on naturally occurring raw materials and fuels for the process, and at the same time provides a safe and effective use for by-products. The industry’s goal for the future is to continue to emphasize the beneficial reuse of materials, meeting EPA’s objectives for resource recovery and contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases and other criteria pollutants. This document is intended to describe the advances made by the cement manufacturing industry by describing the manufacturing process, the factors for evaluating alternative materials, and the types of fuel and raw materials that can be used beneficially.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 9p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01076804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PCA R&D Serial No. 2868
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2007 2:45PM