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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2012 Vol.3(6): 407-409 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.229

Green Cement Production: Potentials and Achievements

Emad Benhelal, Alireza Rafiei, and Ezzatollah Shamsaei

Abstract—In this work, three strategies of CO2 reduction including energy saving, carbon separation, and storage as well as utilizing alternative materials in detail have been reviewed. In case of energy saving approaches, shifting to more efficient process shows the best results since potentially mitigates almost 20% of CO2 emissions in the process. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is also considered as an effective way to avoid release of CO2. However economical and technical challenges still play as remarkable obstacles against implementing such processes in cement plant. As far as alternative materials are the case, utilizing waste-derived fuel (WDF) and industrial by-products instead of conventional fuels and materials result in significant emission mitigation.

Index Terms—Alternative materials, cement plant, CO2 emissions, CO2 mitigation, global warming

Emad Benhelal is with the Department of Chemical and Material Engineering, University of Auckland (


Cite: Emad Benhelal, Alireza Rafiei, and Ezzatollah Shamsaei, "Green Cement Production: Potentials and Achievements," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 407-409, 2012.

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