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Crash Course on Cement Production and Use

Our training schemes introduce career starters to cement technology, taking their different engineering or scientific backgrounds into account. This course provides a one-week in-depth training session which covers all relevant aspects of the cement manufacturing process including chemistry, mineralogy and environmental aspects. Quality control and cement performance in mortar/concrete will also be addressed.

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Firing Alternative Fuels 2025

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ACCSESS – Providing access to cost-efficient, replicable, safe and flexible CCUS

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FlashPhos: The complete thermochemical recycling of sewage sludge

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01.10.2022

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Development of a method to improve clinker cooling and to increase energy efficiency in cement rotary kilns by using infrared cameras

In the research project, infrared cameras are used to record the surface temperature of the clinker bed in the clinker cooler. Together with calculated enthalpy flows, this allows control room personnel to identify the operating condition of the cooler. This is used in operational tests to optimise the heat transfer in the clinker cooler by controlling the drive system and adjusting the cooling air distribution.

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Cements of the Future 2025

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Congress 2024

The 9th International VDZ Congress will take place in Düsseldorf on 6 – 8 November 2024. Following our tradition, we are delighted to host our congress again and provide a forum for a global exchange on the key topics in cement process technology and the decarbonisation aspects of the full cement and concrete value chain. Please save the date.

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