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Forschungsergebnisse: Wechselwirkungen zwischen Beschleunigern und klinkereffizienten Zementen mit mehreren Hauptbestandteilen zur Verbesserung der Frühfestigkeit von Beton

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Reports

Forschungsergebnisse: Dauerhaftigkeit von Beton nach dem Performance-Prinzip - Zustandserfassung (Projekt 1: Objektsammlung)

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Ziel des IGF-Projekts war die Erfassung der Zuverlässigkeit eines repräsentativen Bauwerksbestandes, geplant und erbaut auf Grundlage der DIN 1045:2001. Hierfür sollte ein repräsentativer Bauwerksbestand ausgewählt werden, der Einwirkungen der Expositionsklassen Karbonatisierung (XC4), Chlorideinwirkung (XD3) und Frosteinwirkung (XF3 und XF4) ausgesetzt ist.

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Specialist articles

Partial oxyfuel - Separate calcination of raw meal to concentrate CO₂ in the exhaust gas

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The capture of CO₂ and its subsequent use and storage are key elements of the cement industry's decarbonisation strategy. The separation of CO₂ from waste gas is an energy-intensive and complex process. This process can be made simpler and more efficient by achieving the highest possible CO₂ concentration in the flue gas. If the calcination of the raw meal is separated from the actual clinker burning process, this considerably facilitates the concentration of CO₂ in the flue gas and reduces the "contamination" of the CO₂ with (false) air.

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Research projects


Current

Investigations into the fire-induced explosive spalling of ecologically optimised concretes as well as determination of the thermo-mechanical and thermo-physical properties of these concretes

The purpose of the research project is to gain the first systematic scientific findings on spalling behaviour in the event of fire and on thermo-mechanical and thermo-physical properties for concretes with the new clinker-efficient cement types and with recycled aggregates.

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Current

Calcined Clays from mineral secondary raw materials

The aim of the research project is to investigate the suitability of previously largely unused mineral secondary raw materials from the stone and earth industry as a resource-conserving and climate-friendly main cement constituent. The use of cal-cined clays from secondary raw materials instead of conventional main cement constituents or high-quality primary clays can make an important contribution to the production of climate-friendly and resource-efficient cements.

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Current

EMSARZEM - Assessment of the use of waste incineration slag as raw material for application in the cement industry

EMSARZEM analyses the processing and utilisation of waste incineration ashes, which are produced during the thermal recycling of municipal waste.

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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

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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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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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 come together to discuss the latest developments and challenges concerning the transformation of the cement industry on its way towards climate neutrality.

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