Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 802-808 Oct. - Dec. 2012

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS : A CASE STUDY OF ACC CEMENT PLANT

 

Tiwari Jeetendra Kumar*1 and Rawani A. M.2

1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, SSGI, Bhilai (INDIA)
2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT, Raipur (INDIA)

 

Received on : July 10, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Cement is an extensively used material. The demand of cement is high both in building and infrastructure development. However, the environmental impact of cement production process starting from pre production stage to end stage is significant. This study scrutinizes the environmental impact due to cement production process in ACC cement plant of Chhattisgarh state, India. The plant production adopted the dry processes which include simply of raw materials, clinker burning and grinding process from which dust is emitted due to the kiln feed, crushers, grinding clinker cookers and material handling equipments. A case study of ACC cement plant is developed, focusing on crusher unit for evaluating the significant environmental impact. The study shows that how one can generate aspects from activities and can analyze that which aspects are significant or insignificant. The case study suggests that the aspects like fugitive dust emission and noise need to be emphasized and require more attention and to be managed.

 

Keywords : Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Management, Cement plant, Significant aspect, Sustainability

 

 

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