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Information about VDZ's Seminar Energy Balances and Efficiency

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Reports

Forschungsergebnisse: Einfluss der Verringerung von Schmelzpunkt und Viskosität der Klinkerschmelze durch Aschen alternativer Brennstoffe auf Sinterreaktionen und Coatingbildung

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Ziel des Forschungsvorhabens war es, den Einfluss von Nebenoxiden aus Brennstoffaschen auf die Bildungstemperaturen der Klinkerschmelze und auf die damit verbundene Klinkermineralogie herauszuarbeiten. Ebenso sollten die Auswirkungen der verringerten Prozesstemperatur und der veränderten Eigenschaften der Klinkerschmelze auf die notwendige Bildung von Coatingschichten sowie die Feuerfestkorrosion und damit auf die Haltbarkeit der feuerfesten Zustellung in der Sinterzone des Drehrohrofens aufgeklärt werden.

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Reports

Results: Advanced Indirectly Heated Carbonate Looping Process (ANICA)

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The ANICA project (Advanced Indirectly Heated Carbonate Looping Process) investigated the development of a novel, indirectly heated carbonate looping process to reduce energy consumption and costs for CO₂ capture from lime and cement plants.

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Research projects


Current

Systematic application of IR spectroscopy to strengthen the circular economy in the construction industry

In this research project, IR spectroscopy is to be evaluated in combination with mathematical tools (chemometrics) as an analytical method for the targeted characterisation of silicate, primarily X-ray amorphous materials and for the reliable determination of the composition of material mixtures with X-ray amorphous materials (e.g. ternary cements with calcined clay or recycling flour, among others). Then the findings on the methodology and evaluation routines developed for cement are to be evaluated with regard to their transferability to silicate aggregates for determining alkali sensitivity.

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Current

Investigation and optimisation of the dynamic operating characteristics of the oxyfuel-operated cement clinker burning process for CO₂ capture

The oxyfuel technology is to be investigated qualitatively using a dynamic process simulation. This will provide a basis for the control and optimization of oxyfuel systems, resulting in a faster rollout of this crucial technology for CO₂ reduction.

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Current

Process engineering investigation of the energetic-material utilisation of wastes containing carbon fibres in cement plants - EVCAZ

In the AiF project EVCAZ, the energetic and material utilisation of wastes containing carbon fibres is to be demonstrated on an industrial scale in a cement plant. The central tasks are the evaluation of the conversion success of the CF fibres, the recording of the resulting emissions and the consideration of influences on the process and the clinker quality. The findings obtained are summarised to assess health and environmental risks and to answer questions relevant to approval as a decision-making aid for cement plant operators.

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Training


E-Learning

VDZ E-learning

With us, you can expand your knowledge around the production of cement and lime, as well as in the area of concrete technology. As a competent partner, we have been offering our customers individual qualification solutions since 2010. In addition to German-language online courses, we also offer English- and Russian-language courses and other services.

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Seminars

Burning Technology in Cement Production

Clinker production is the most energy-intensive process step in cement manufacturing. It can represent up to 90 % of the total energy demand in a cement plant and is therefore a main focus not only with regard to cost optimisation and quality improvement of the final product, but also regarding emission control and the reduction of impacts on the environment. VDZ’s training will enable participants to obtain a deeper knowledge of the clinker production process and a better understanding of the impacts that daily decisions of plant personnel can make on the plant’s performance (quality, electrical energy use, fuel consumption and emissions).

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Seminars

Firing Alternative Fuels 2024

This course covers all the relevant aspects concerning the use of alternative fuels in cement plants. Starting with the main political drivers such as the circular economy and the European waste fuel strategy, the training will give a detailed view of the current state-of-the-art-situation with regard to the use of alternative fuels in the EU. In this context, pre-treatment and suitable quality control of alternative fuels will be also explained and presented. A main focus will be given to the drivers and barriers of the use of alternative fuels within the burning process. Key issues will be explained and discussed with the participants. Finally, technical feasibilities, case studies and optimisation potential will be part of the training course.

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Events


Congress

VDZ Congress 2024

The 9th International VDZ Congress will take place in Düsseldorf on 6 – 8 November 2024. The VDZ Congress is the international scientific forum for the cement industry and its suppliers. Delegates from all over the world will discuss the latest developments and challenges concerning the transformation of the cement industry on its way towards climate neutrality.

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