IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/appene/v101y2013icp41-48.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Reducing the CO2 emissions in Croatian cement industry

Author

Listed:
  • Mikulčić, Hrvoje
  • Vujanović, Milan
  • Duić, Neven

Abstract

Cement industry is one of the largest carbon emitting industrial sectors. It is responsible for about 5% of anthropogenic CO2 in the world. Therefore, it is a relevant industrial sector for CO2 emission regulation strategies. Bearing in mind the importance of cement industry in Croatia, and because of the fact that Croatia will soon become an EU member state, the present paper analyses the potential to reduce CO2 emission in the Croatian cement industry. There are several measures that can reduce CO2 emissions from the cement manufacturing process: the use of waste heat as an alternative source of energy; CO2 capture and storage technologies; reduction of clinker to cement ratio; the use of alternative and biomass fuels; the use of alternative raw materials; an energy efficient combustion process. The most energy efficient technology for cement manufacturing today is the use of a rotary kiln together with a multi-stage preheater and a calciner. Since the use of cement calciners is a relatively new technology, further improvement of their operating conditions is still needed. This paper also highlights the results of research in the field of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations that are used for the investigation of process and combustion emissions. The above mentioned measures together with numerical investigations can reduce the effect of cement manufacturing in Croatia on the environment and can make it more competitive with cement manufacturers from the EU.

Suggested Citation

  • Mikulčić, Hrvoje & Vujanović, Milan & Duić, Neven, 2013. "Reducing the CO2 emissions in Croatian cement industry," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 41-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:101:y:2013:i:c:p:41-48
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2012.02.083
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261912001857
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
    ---><---

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Worrell, Ernst & Martin, Nathan & Price, Lynn, 2000. "Potentials for energy efficiency improvement in the US cement industry," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 25(12), pages 1189-1214.
    2. Madlool, N.A. & Saidur, R. & Hossain, M.S. & Rahim, N.A., 2011. "A critical review on energy use and savings in the cement industries," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 2042-2060, May.
    3. Szabo, Laszlo & Hidalgo, Ignacio & Ciscar, Juan Carlos & Soria, Antonio, 2006. "CO2 emission trading within the European Union and Annex B countries: the cement industry case," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 72-87, January.
    4. Zhang, Yue-Jun & Wei, Yi-Ming, 2010. "An overview of current research on EU ETS: Evidence from its operating mechanism and economic effect," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 87(6), pages 1804-1814, June.
    5. Mokrzycki, Eugeniusz & Uliasz-Bochenczyk, Alicja & Sarna, Mieczyslaw, 2003. "Use of alternative fuels in the Polish cement industry," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 74(1-2), pages 101-111, January.
    6. Duic, Neven & Juretic, Franjo & Zeljko, Mladen & Bogdan, Zeljko, 2005. "Croatia energy planning and Kyoto Protocol," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(8), pages 1003-1010, May.
    7. Ali, M.B. & Saidur, R. & Hossain, M.S., 2011. "A review on emission analysis in cement industries," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(5), pages 2252-2261, June.
    8. Wang, Jiangfeng & Dai, Yiping & Gao, Lin, 2009. "Exergy analyses and parametric optimizations for different cogeneration power plants in cement industry," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 86(6), pages 941-948, June.
    9. Mokrzycki, Eugeniusz & Uliasz- Bochenczyk, Alicja, 2003. "Alternative fuels for the cement industry," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 74(1-2), pages 95-100, January.
    10. Jaber, Jamal O., 2002. "Future energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Jordanian industries," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 71(1), pages 15-30, January.
    11. Roddy, Dermot J., 2012. "Development of a CO2 network for industrial emissions," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 91(1), pages 459-465.
    12. Kakimoto, Kohji & Nakano, Yasuko & Yamasaki, Takehiro & Shimizu, Keisuke & Idemitsu, Takashi, 2004. "Use of fine-grained shredder dust as a cement admixture after a melting, rapid-cooling and pulverizing process," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 79(4), pages 425-442, December.
    13. Mathiesen, Brian Vad & Lund, Henrik & Karlsson, Kenneth, 2011. "100% Renewable energy systems, climate mitigation and economic growth," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(2), pages 488-501, February.
    14. Zhou, Wenji & Zhu, Bing & Fuss, Sabine & Szolgayová, Jana & Obersteiner, Michael & Fei, Weiyang, 2010. "Uncertainty modeling of CCS investment strategy in China's power sector," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 87(7), pages 2392-2400, July.
    15. Pardo, Nicolás & Moya, José Antonio & Mercier, Arnaud, 2011. "Prospective on the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions in the EU cement industry," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(5), pages 3244-3254.
    16. Wang, Jinsheng & Manovic, Vasilije & Wu, Yinghai & Anthony, Edward J., 2010. "A study on the activity of CaO-based sorbents for capturing CO2 in clean energy processes," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 87(4), pages 1453-1458, April.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Cerovac, Tin & Ćosić, Boris & Pukšec, Tomislav & Duić, Neven, 2014. "Wind energy integration into future energy systems based on conventional plants – The case study of Croatia," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 135(C), pages 643-655.
    2. Alejandro Enfedaque & Marcos G. Alberti & Jaime C. Gálvez & Marino Rivera & José M. Simón-Talero, 2018. "Can Polyolefin Fibre Reinforced Concrete Improve the Sustainability of a Flyover Bridge?," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(12), pages 1-18, December.
    3. Xie, Heping & Gao, Xiaolin & Liu, Tao & Chen, Bin & Wu, Yifan & Jiang, Wenchuan, 2020. "Electricity generation by a novel CO2 mineralization cell based on organic proton-coupled electron transfer," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 261(C).
    4. Amir Saffari & Mohammad Ataei & Farhang Sereshki & Mostafa Naderi, 2019. "Environmental impact assessment (EIA) by using the Fuzzy Delphi Folchi (FDF) method (case study: Shahrood cement plant, Iran)," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 21(2), pages 817-860, April.
    5. Liu, Xianbing & Fan, Yongbin & Wang, Can, 2017. "An estimation of the effect of carbon pricing for CO2 mitigation in China’s cement industry," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 185(P1), pages 671-686.
    6. Branger, Frédéric & Quirion, Philippe, 2015. "Reaping the carbon rent: Abatement and overallocation profits in the European cement industry, insights from an LMDI decomposition analysis," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 189-205.
    7. Grzegorz Ludwik Golewski, 2020. "Energy Savings Associated with the Use of Fly Ash and Nanoadditives in the Cement Composition," Energies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 13(9), pages 1-20, May.
    8. Mikulčić, Hrvoje & von Berg, Eberhard & Vujanović, Milan & Wang, Xuebin & Tan, Houzhang & Duić, Neven, 2016. "Numerical evaluation of different pulverized coal and solid recovered fuel co-firing modes inside a large-scale cement calciner," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 184(C), pages 1292-1305.
    9. Karali, Nihan & Xu, Tengfang & Sathaye, Jayant, 2014. "Reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions by energy efficiency measures and international trading: A bottom-up modeling for the U.S. iron and steel sector," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 120(C), pages 133-146.
    10. Aranda Usón, Alfonso & López-Sabirón, Ana M. & Ferreira, Germán & Llera Sastresa, Eva, 2013. "Uses of alternative fuels and raw materials in the cement industry as sustainable waste management options," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 242-260.
    11. Junxiao Wei & Kuang Cen, 2019. "A preliminary calculation of cement carbon dioxide in China from 1949 to 2050," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Springer, vol. 24(8), pages 1343-1362, December.
    12. Pasquali, Andrea & Klinge Jacobsen, Henrik, 2019. "Construction of energy savings cost curves: An application for Denmark," MPRA Paper 93076, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    13. Onat, Nuri Cihat & Kucukvar, Murat, 2020. "Carbon footprint of construction industry: A global review and supply chain analysis," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 124(C).
    14. Xiaowei Ma & Chuandong Li & Bin Li, 2019. "Carbon Emissions of China’s Cement Packaging: Life Cycle Assessment," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 11(20), pages 1-18, October.
    15. Song, Dan & Yang, Jin & Chen, Bin & Hayat, Tasawar & Alsaedi, Ahmed, 2016. "Life-cycle environmental impact analysis of a typical cement production chain," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 164(C), pages 916-923.
    16. Markovska, Natasa & Duić, Neven & Mathiesen, Brian Vad & Guzović, Zvonimir & Piacentino, Antonio & Schlör, Holger & Lund, Henrik, 2016. "Addressing the main challenges of energy security in the twenty-first century – Contributions of the conferences on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 115(P3), pages 1504-1512.
    17. Ofosu-Adarkwa, Jeffrey & Xie, Naiming & Javed, Saad Ahmed, 2020. "Forecasting CO2 emissions of China's cement industry using a hybrid Verhulst-GM(1,N) model and emissions' technical conversion," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 130(C).

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Huh, Sung-Yoon & Lee, Hyejin & Shin, Jungwoo & Lee, Donghyun & Jang, Jinyoung, 2018. "Inter-fuel substitution path analysis of the korea cement industry," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 82(P3), pages 4091-4099.
    2. Aranda Usón, Alfonso & López-Sabirón, Ana M. & Ferreira, Germán & Llera Sastresa, Eva, 2013. "Uses of alternative fuels and raw materials in the cement industry as sustainable waste management options," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 242-260.
    3. Grzegorz Ludwik Golewski, 2020. "Energy Savings Associated with the Use of Fly Ash and Nanoadditives in the Cement Composition," Energies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 13(9), pages 1-20, May.
    4. Tsiliyannis, C.A., 2016. "Cement manufacturing using alternative fuels: Enhanced productivity and environmental compliance via oxygen enrichment," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 113(C), pages 1202-1218.
    5. Talaei, Alireza & Pier, David & Iyer, Aishwarya V. & Ahiduzzaman, Md & Kumar, Amit, 2019. "Assessment of long-term energy efficiency improvement and greenhouse gas emissions mitigation options for the cement industry," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 170(C), pages 1051-1066.
    6. Li, Jia & Tharakan, Pradeep & Macdonald, Douglas & Liang, Xi, 2013. "Technological, economic and financial prospects of carbon dioxide capture in the cement industry," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 1377-1387.
    7. Gao, Tianming & Shen, Lei & Shen, Ming & Liu, Litao & Chen, Fengnan & Gao, Li, 2017. "Evolution and projection of CO2 emissions for China's cement industry from 1980 to 2020," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 74(C), pages 522-537.
    8. Ali, M.B. & Saidur, R. & Hossain, M.S., 2011. "A review on emission analysis in cement industries," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(5), pages 2252-2261, June.
    9. Mikulčić, Hrvoje & Vujanović, Milan & Fidaros, Dimitris K. & Priesching, Peter & Minić, Ivica & Tatschl, Reinhard & Duić, Neven & Stefanović, Gordana, 2012. "The application of CFD modelling to support the reduction of CO2 emissions in cement industry," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 464-473.
    10. Sandberg, Erik & Toffolo, Andrea & Krook-Riekkola, Anna, 2019. "A bottom-up study of biomass and electricity use in a fossil free Swedish industry," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 167(C), pages 1019-1030.
    11. Pardo, Nicolás & Moya, José Antonio & Mercier, Arnaud, 2011. "Prospective on the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions in the EU cement industry," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(5), pages 3244-3254.
    12. Christos Aristeides Tsiliyannis, 2018. "Industrial Wastes and By‐products as Alternative Fuels in Cement Plants: Evaluation of an Industrial Symbiosis Option," Journal of Industrial Ecology, Yale University, vol. 22(5), pages 1170-1188, October.
    13. Madlool, N.A. & Saidur, R. & Hossain, M.S. & Rahim, N.A., 2011. "A critical review on energy use and savings in the cement industries," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 2042-2060, May.
    14. Tolis, Athanasios I. & Rentizelas, Athanasios A., 2011. "An impact assessment of electricity and emission allowances pricing in optimised expansion planning of power sector portfolios," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(11), pages 3791-3806.
    15. Huang, Lizhen & Krigsvoll, Guri & Johansen, Fred & Liu, Yongping & Zhang, Xiaoling, 2018. "Carbon emission of global construction sector," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 81(P2), pages 1906-1916.
    16. Teklay, Abraham & Yin, Chungen & Rosendahl, Lasse, 2016. "Flash calcination of kaolinite rich clay and impact of process conditions on the quality of the calcines: A way to reduce CO2 footprint from cement industry," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 162(C), pages 1218-1224.
    17. Madlool, N.A. & Saidur, R. & Rahim, N.A. & Kamalisarvestani, M., 2013. "An overview of energy savings measures for cement industries," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 19(C), pages 18-29.
    18. Huang, Yun-Hsun & Chang, Yi-Lin & Fleiter, Tobias, 2016. "A critical analysis of energy efficiency improvement potentials in Taiwan's cement industry," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 96(C), pages 14-26.
    19. Varma, G.V. Pradeep & Srinivas, T., 2017. "Power generation from low temperature heat recovery," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 75(C), pages 402-414.
    20. Song, Dan & Yang, Jin & Chen, Bin & Hayat, Tasawar & Alsaedi, Ahmed, 2016. "Life-cycle environmental impact analysis of a typical cement production chain," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 164(C), pages 916-923.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:101:y:2013:i:c:p:41-48. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Nithya Sathishkumar). General contact details of provider: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405891/description#description .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.