MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 183, 201812th International Conference Quality Production Improvement – QPI 2018
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||31 July 2018|
Quality improvement in Cleaner Production aspect
Department of Production Engineering and Safety, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland, email@example.com
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of the paper is presented the Cleaner Production (CP) issue in the aspect of the benefits that it gives the company in the competitiveness productivity and efficiency aspect. The research object is a company that is a leader in the Cleaner Production area - cement plant CEMEX. The research was based on a comparative analysis the company’s sustainable development in 2008-2012. It was shown that substitution of alternative fuels (an increase of 43% in 2014 compared to 2010) and the construction the first world’s alternative fuels dryer enabled not only for carbon dioxide reduction, but also hard coal consumption reduction and as a consequence allowed to relieve landfills waste. Thanks to elimination a part of the water contained in alternative fuels up to 8%, the unit heat consumption in the clinker production process is reduced. This is due to avoiding evaporation of water at high temperatures. Analysis the presented data showed that the use of CP not only effectively protects the environment by reducing / minimizing waste streams, but also leads to increased profitability, productivity, efficiency and competitiveness of industry, which in turn leads to economic growth. The paper emphasizes that the CEMEX Rudniki cement plant has saved 132,000 Mg of carbon thanks to the use of alternative fuels over the last 5 years.
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