This project consists in the introduction of Solar Thermal Concentration in the cement manufacturing process to increase electricity production capacity, through hybrid systems with heat recovery. This reuse process involves the inclusion of Waste Heat Recovery which will make use of the heat wasted at the end of the process and with it produce electrical energy that will cover part of the line’s needs, thus reducing the respective energy bill and production costs.
In this subproject a Waste Derived Fuels (WDF) dryer will be introduced to allow the use of wet alternative fuels that would otherwise be a source of problems and instabilities in the process, which contribute to its inefficiency. This dryer takes advantage of the high humidity WDF by increasing its thermal value when dried, which will allow for a substantial reduction in the energy costs of production.
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