OPTIMIZATION OF WASTE FUELS IN CEMENT PRODUCTION PLANT
Ahsan Ali, Gourav Beohar
Municipal Solid Waste, alternative fuels, Cement rotary kiln. FEA etc.
Rotary kilns are widely used for the production of cement clinker, which is a very energy intensive process. In the subsequent sintering process in the rotary kiln, the material is heated up to temperatures above 1700 K to ensure the formation of the calcium silicate- and calcium aluminate-phases, which are essential for the mechanical strength of the final product (cement). To provide the energy required for the clinker phase transition, different types of fossil and alternative fuels like biomass, rubber MSW etc are commonly fired through the main burner. Thus, there is a need to find out the applicability of alternative fuel in India cement plant. The objective of the present paper is:
To gain improved methodical and technical facts on the combustion of Municipal Solid Waste as alternative fuels in the cement rotary kiln.