Ukraine - equipment upgrade for reduced dust emissions
The Lafarge cement plant in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, completed the overhaul of its filtering and electrical equipment to reduce its dust emissions and meet local regulation requirements.
Mykolaiv Cement Plant was built in 1950 and acquired by Lafarge in 1999. Most of the plant's wet line equipment has been operational for over 60 years.
The improvement became obvious right after the implementation of the project. While the Ukrainian law sets the emission limit at 800mg/m³ for Kilns without alternative fuels, the dust emissions went down by more than 60%. In the normal operating mode: