The Dyckerhoff Lengerich cement plant wanted to reduce calciner CO emissions while concurrently reducing its carbon footprint though increased fuel substitution, replacing fossil sources with refuse-derived alternatives.
Aixergee Process Optimization used Barracuda to understand the root cause of the issues. The insights were used to develop a novel retrofit and verify viability through virtual testing, ultimately providing the plant with confidence to proceed.
After installation the plant confirmed that CO emissions were reduced over 70%, with a 22% increase in non-fossil fuel substitution. Return on investment was less than 6 month payback.
- Watch Martin Weng from aixprocess discuss the case in detail during his presentation at the 2022 Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users’ Conference.
- See a comparison of the different fuel sources in the calciner simulated in Barracuda Virtual Reactor.
- Look inside the calciner virtually using Barracuda Virtual Reactor.
- Visit our Materials & Chemicals page for more about CPFD’s involvement with cement industry applications