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Dissertation Chapters | Energy Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
Optimizing Thermal Energy Consumption in Cement Process Plants: Strategies for Energy Conservation and Sustainability
Abstract: With rapid industrialization and urbanization there is a tremendous demand for energy. There are today greater differences than ever before among the communities of man in their access to energy in their material standard of living and in their potential for survival. The lifestyles that have evolved in recent times are energy intensive in character. The resources for coal, oil, natural gas, petroleum, hydro power and nuclear power are very finite and get depleted at a very faster rate as these are exploited and explored to meet the demand of energy. The burning of fossil fuel has created air pollution and it leads to ecological imbalances. Industrial pollution leads to global warming and sea level rise. Keeping in view the above facts there is great need for energy conservation. Energy conservation means the most efficient use of energy or to minimize the utilization of energy. In order to tackle energy crisis renewable energy sources are the alternate sources of energy. Industrial sector is the foremost sector of an economy. The progress and economic development of any nation depends on industrial growth. Besides raw material and man power, energy plays a dominant role in industries. Cement industry is one of the major energy consuming industries and the optimum use of energy is at present important for our national economy. The energy cost is the highest component of cost structure of cement manufacture. Energy cost in Indian cement industry account for over 40 to 50 percent of the manufacturing cost of the cement. Out of this the share of thermal energy alone in the form of fuel is about 30 to 35 percent while the remaining 15 to 20 percent accounts for mainly electrical energy. The major sources of energy to Indian Cement Industry are coal and electrical power. In cement industry thermal energy is used for many operations like raw mix proportioning, optimizing particle size distribution of raw mix etc., The present paper deals with the methods and technologies that can be adopted in cement process plants to optimize thermal energy consumption to conserve energy.
Keywords: Cement industry, Energy conservation, Thermal energy, Optimization
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 2044 - 2046