Cement is considered one of the most important building materials around the world. In 1995 the world production of cement was about 1420 million tonnes (Cembureau, 1997). Cement production is an energy-intensive process consuming thermal energy of the order of 3.3 GJ/tonne of clinker produced, which accounts for 30 – 40 percent of production costs (Giddings et al., 2000; EC, 2001). Worldwide, coal is the predominant fuel burned in cement kilns. Cement production consumes approximately 120 kg of coal per tonne of cement. In the European Union about 25 million tonnes of coal is required annually by the Cembureau - members to service the demand of cement in Europe. In 2005, the global cement industry consumed about 9 exajoules (EJ) of fuels and electricity for cement production (IEA 2007, as cited in Murray & Price, 2008).
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Mill scale has the functions of slagging, temperature control, reducing the material cost when used in the furnace. And it can be directly used. Dried mill scale will be fed in the top furnace silo then use in the furnace.
Mixing process will mix the mill scale along with other materials and binder to make them evenly distributed and better performance on briquette process.
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The overlay material can be a simple mixture of sand and cement or it can actually be a real concrete mixture that includes small pieces of stone or even large stones depending upon the thickness of the overlay. Cement or concrete overlay thicknesses can range from 1/4 inch thick up to a full 2 inches or more.
We can find briquette machine with varies types, screw type (extrude type), hydraulic type, roller type, punching type, etc. These different type briquetters works under different pressures. As a matter of reducing the pressure for briquette making, binder thus plays an important role. Using binder will make some kinds of materials work with different types of briquetter due to the lower pressure requirement. Binder also gives a high strength to the briquette.
Before proceeding to a consideration of some of these fuels and their properties it is necessary to consider briefly the cement production process.
But it is with poor operating conditions, difficult for storage and transportation, and also low utilization. To prevent the fan blades to cover oil and air pollution, the oil content of the mill scale should be lower than 1%.
Cement producers worldwide are striving to lower their production costs. One effective method of achieving this end is the use of alternative fuels. Use of low-grade alternative fuels such as waste coal, tyres, sewage sludge, and biomass fuels (such as wood products, agricultural wastes, etc.) in precalciners is a viable option because combustion in a precalciner vessel takes place at a lower temperature. In precalciners where kiln exhaust gases pass through, the NOx emissions are much reduced due to reburn reactions. There is an increased net global reduction in CO2 emissions when waste is combusted in the cement kiln systems as opposed to dedicated incinerators, resulting in reduction in the CO2 penalties. Since alternative fuels are often deemed cheaper than conventional fossil fuels, the possibility of a competitive edge is generated.
Co-incineration in cement kiln systems is the most common way for MBM destruction (Deydier et al., 2005; Conesa et al., 2005). Compared with coal, MBM has lower fixed carbon and high ash content and chlorine. Most of the chloride in MBM is present as common salt (NaCl) (Conesa et al., 2005). Proximate and ultimate analyses of typical MBM samples and coal are presented in Table 3. The sulphur content of MBM is slightly lower than coal. However, on the basis of calorific value, the sulphur content of MBM could be about same as coal. MBM has calorific value (HHV) of approximately 14 -17 (MJ/kg), this is about half that of coal (Deydier et al., 2005; Gulyurtlu et al., 2005). The high content of calcium in MBM could be an advantage as it could act to retain most of SO2 formed during MBM combustion. Using MBM in cement production further reduces the possibility of increase in SO2 emissions.
Concrete - 1 part cement, 2 parts concreting sand and 3 parts 20 millimeter aggregate.Mortar - 1 part cement, 4 to 5 parts building sand. Alternatively, one can also use 1 part cement, 1 part lime and 4 to 5 parts building sand.Screed - 1 part cement and 3 to 5 concreting sand.Plaster/Render - 1 part cement and3 parts plastering sand, or 1 part cement, 1 part lime and 3 parts plastering sand.
Concrete can be purchased in multiple forms, including in 60 or 80-pound bags, or delivered in large amounts by specialized concrete mixer trucks. Proper mixing is essential for the production of strong, uniform concrete. It involves mixing water, aggregate, cement, and any desired additives. Production of concrete is time-sensitive, and the concrete must be placed before it hardens since it is usually prepared as a viscous fluid. Some concretes are even designed to harden more quickly for applications that require rapid set time. Alternatively, in some factory settings, concrete is mixed into dryer forms to manufacture precast concrete products such as concrete walls.
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LafargeHolcim provides a full range of bulk Portland cements for civil engineering, building applications, ready-mixed concrete, and concrete products. LafargeHolcim cements are quality-assured with independent third-party certification and guarantee compatibility with the most advanced admixtures for satisfactory placing and effective curing.
Sewage sludge ash, however, has a high content of SiO2, Al2O3 and Fe2O3 which could affect the quality of cement if excess amounts of sewage sludge are used. Table 5 shows the comparison of the composition of sewage sludge ashes with those of cements. A chlorine content of the sludge of more than 0.2 - 0.5 percent may cause clogging in the cyclone preheaters. To keep the levels of the oxides within limit (Werther et al., 1997) suggested the maximum sewage sludge feed rate to be no more than 5 percent of the clinker production capacity of the cement plant unless the sludge is conditioned and stabilised by lime, normally 0.3 – 0.5 kg CaO/kg dry sludge.
The intense heating process in and of itself, she noted, requires a massive amount of fuel. But it also causes the limestone to chemically decompose, leaving behind a compound called calcium oxide, which is used in the final cement product, releasing carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere.
With the action principle of briquette making for the raw material, binders can be divided into three types. matrix type, film type, chemical type.
In order to find the best binder for your briquette plant, you need to find specific answers to these questions.