Gossman Consulting, Inc. provides
in cement manufacturing process trouble-shooting and process
Our experienced team of professionals have an intimate understanding of
the chemical processes in cement manufacture and can assist in the
of alternate fuels and feed stocks or in determining a raw materials
and blending ratio. GCI's wide experience in assisting clients who
a number of different clinker production processes has given us a
understanding of the cement manufacturing process. This understanding
experience, coupled with our strong sampling and analytical skills and
our equally strong production management experience, create a
of skills that can be widely utilized by cement manufacturers wishing
improve their process.
Acted as QA/QC manager for one of the first comprehensive RCRA Trial
at a cement plant.
Performed a comprehensive review of a proposed update to SW-846.
Assisted in the review of a cement plant's waste water run off plans.
Provides hardware support and maintenance for in-house state of the art
network system including the networking of the latest 486 and pentium
computer technology, high-end laser printing, CD-ROM, and optical
and voice recognition technology.
Prepared an analysis of existing metal emission data from cement kilns
and incinerators burning hazardous waste, and recommended technology
metal emission standards which have been presented in a petition for
making to the USEPA by the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition.
Prepared a study of recycling opportunities utilizing cement kiln
for refineries in Venezuela.
Performed technical and market evaluations to determine the suitability
and made recommendations regarding the resource recovery opportunities
available to various cement plants throughout the United States as well
as Great Britain, Venezuela, and South East Asia.
Performed comprehensive laboratory based study, including field
of cement kiln dust and cement clinker stored and generated at cement
throughout the country.
Performed a comprehensive evaluation of the potential for utilizing
aluminum potliner as a fuel in cement kilns. Evaluation included
design criteria and concepts based on the study's technical findings.
Evaluated various resource recovery opportunities for client companies
relative to technical feasibility, worker health and safety impact,
impact, and regulatory requirements.
Performed a study of various alternatives for the introduction of solid
hazardous wastes into cement kilns including the potential for
or thermal separation prior to cement kiln introduction.
Performed the first comprehensive, published study on the fate of trace
metals in the cement manufacturing process. The study provided special
insight on how recirculating loads, as well as the point of
can effect the fate of metals in cement kilns.
Developed the first comprehensive HWF specification which met the needs
of product (cement) quality, environmental protection and personal
& safety in 1980.
- Assisted in the development of a dynamic computer model for predicting
emissions and recirculating loads on volatile constituents such as Hg
and alkali chlorides in cement kilns.
GCI has prepared a number of papers on cement
manufacturing process. (If a link to a paper title is not yet available
please e-mail with your fax number for a copy.)
"Metal Equilibration and Process Capture Efficiencies in Cement
"The Fate of Trace Metals In The Wet Process Cement Kiln"
"The Effect of Process Differences on System Removal Efficiencies
and the Fate of Metals in Cement Kilns"
"A Comparison of Normal and Worst Case Cement Plant Emissions”
"Observations and Comments on EPA/DOE Mercury
CEMs Demonstration at Holnam's Holly Hill, SC Facility"
"The Design of A Custom Database System for
and Accessing Point Source Emission Test Data and Associated Process
GCI Tech Notes "Why All Cement Kilns
Test Their CKD" June-97
GCI Tech Notes "Working together in Plant
GCI Tech Notes "The Impact of CKD Recycling on
“HCl” Emissions from the Wet Process Cement Kiln”, Aug-9
GCI Tech Notes "The Potential for CKD
to Impact Metals Emissions from Cement Kilns”, Sept-95
HWF Notes "CKD Report to Congress Comments”,
HWF Notes "The Clean Air Act and Cement Kiln
NOx Emissions”, June-93
HWF Notes "THE MSHA Hazard Communication