Waste heat recovery power plants in the cement industry

In an effort to reduce their reliance on coal, lower emissions, and increase energy efficiency further, many cement producers are turning to alternative fuels. Cement waste heat recovery and recycling that energy into production efforts is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly strategy, as it lowers waste and reduces reliance on fossil fuels.

With GE Vernova steam turbines, cement manufacturers can recover heat from the kiln exhaust released during the manufacturing process and then generate electricity from that waste heat. This heat is typically produced by pre-heater waste gas and air-quenching waste gas.

Steam produced from these two waste gases during the cement waste heat recovery process powers the steam turbine, creating an electrical power source for the plant. Because the cement plant is using waste in this way, it can reduce its dependence on costly fuel sources and grid power.

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