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RDF processing with high-tech – case study Turkey

T. Hamer, Vecoplan AG, Bad Marienberg, Germany


There has been a discernible and growing interest at cement plants around the world over recent years regarding the use of refuse derived fuel (RDF) to replace primary fuels like coal, petroleum coke, heavy fuel oil and natural gas. Over 50 % of the production costs of cement are based on the energy consumption. Thus even in times where primary fuels are less expensive than some time ago, refuse derived fuel is becoming more and more important. Vecoplan AG has provided technologies for RDF preparation and handling since the early 1980s.The company was founded in 1969 and offers a wide range of products for wood-waste- and recycling applications. This contribution focuses on RDF preparation from materials coming from Municipal Recovery Facilities (MRF) and Commercial and Industrial waste (C&I) and will provide an overview of the main steps in the appropriate preparation by means of a case study about a 170000 t/a plant in Turkey. This plant is operated by a local recycling company which provides high quality RDF material for use in the local preheater of the cement plant.


Summary CEMENT INTERNATIONAL 06/2016 pp 56-59

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06/2016 Content:

Production of high quality
CEM III at Spenner Zement´s Rheingold plant

RDF processing with high-tech – case study Turkey

New analytical method for investigating the “internal” particle size distributions of multi-composite cements