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Gossman Consulting, Inc

Cement Kiln Emissions

Service Description

Gossman Consulting, Inc. provides clients with the full range of effort necessary to determine cement kiln emissions, and what those emissions are to the environment. Although an obvious source of emissions is the stack many other sources exist. These can include CKD landfills, fuels and ancillary equipment, the clinker cooler, raw materials, etc. To properly investigate these emissions requires not only an understandingof the process but also the regulations and how they apply to the source, as well as the theory and practice of source sampling and analysis. Our experienced team of professionals and partners have determined the regualtory requirements, written the appropriate test plans, participated in and overseen the execution of these plans, and monitored and evaluated the quality of the data for a large number of devices under a variety of conditions. GCI's experience executing the functions in source sampling and analysis provides our team with a unique background and knowledge of emissions from cement kilns and the potential problems that can exist. This experience is invaluable to our clients in aquiring the appropriate and realistic quality data needed for submittal to state or federal agencies, or to the public, or to industry lobbying groups, or simply for internal decision making.


David Gossman


GCI has prepared a number of papers relevant to cement kiln emissions. (If a link to a paper title is not yet available please e-mail with your fax number for a copy.)

"2,3,7,8-TCDD Equivalent Emissions from Cement Kilns Burning Hazardous Waste"

"Continental Cement Trial Burn Strategy"

"Quality Control Review of Mercury and PCDD/PCDF Emissions Data From Cement Kilns Used for MACT Evaluations”

"Continental Cement Trial Burn Strategy Follow-up"

"The Design of A Custom Database System for Storing and Accessing Point Source Emission Test Data and Associated Process Conditions"

GCI Tech Notes "A Caution in the Use of Analytical Data in Calculating TEQ Values for Dioxin Reporting”, Dec-95

GCI Tech Notes "Appropriate Sampling Frequency for Cement Process Samples During Stack Testing”, July-95

HWF Notes "Clean Air Act Hazardous Air Pollutant List”, Oct-94

HWF Notes "Review of Guidance on Trial Burns”, Aug-94

"A Comparison of Normal and Worst Case Cement Plant Emissions”

GCI Tech Notes "Why All Cement Kilns Should Test Their CKD" June-97

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 Insufflation to Impact Metals Emissions from Cement Kilns”, Sept-95

HWF Notes "The Clean Air Act and Cement Kiln NOx Emissions”, June-93