Analysis of the contribution of industrial rocks and minerals extractive industry to the wealth of citizens
The article presents the conclusions of a study carried out by the Confederation of Extractive Industries of Industrial Rocks and Minerals, COMINROC, to determine the relevance of this extractive industry, sometimes undervalued when compared to others, in terms of its potential for generating wealth for the citizens.
The contribution to local wealth, the development of client sectors, the creation of quality jobs, stable, highly qualified are also subject of study.
The methodology and conclusions of the study are perfectly extrapolated to other environments and countries, in addition to showing a basic industry for the national economy.
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Measurement with Thin-Layer-Shrinkage-System
When a cement-based material cracks, water and chemicals can penetrate and expand inside, resulting the damage to the structure. The influence of the different inorganic and organic mixtures can be investigated from the fluid state of the mixtures. With the Thin-Layer-Shrinkage-System, it is possible to study the incidence of
small changes of the formulation in the deformation behaviours over time with an automatic and high precision storage.
A sustainable solution: SRF production facility saves one million tons of CO2
15 years ago, ThermoTeam started producing solid recovered fuels for the cement industry. Incredibly, one million tons of energy rich SRF have already left the production line designed entirely by Lindner-Recyclingtech.
With this innovative facility for sustainable and environmentally friendly waste processing in Styria, Austria, cement manufacturer Lafarge has already been able to save 1.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). This is the amount of CO2 that the average car would emit while circumnavigating the earth approximately 230.000 times.
High quality equipment for the processing of alternative fuels
Vecoplan AG is a leading manufacturer of machines and systems for the resources and recycling industry for shredding, conveying and reprocessing wood, biomass, plastics, paper and other recyclable materials such as domestic and industrial waste.
Vecoplan develops and manufactures the systems and components and sells them worldwide in the wood reprocessing and waste processing industries. It currently has around 380 employees at its locations in Germany, USA, Great Britain and Spain.
HeidelbergCement Hispania, first cement and innovative materials producer en BIMobject® Cloud
HeidelbergCement Hispania, world leader in cement production, off ers its products and constructive solutions in BIMobject® Cloud, the largest and fastest growing BIM digital content management system in Europe.
Durability of repair systems
"Concrete is an artificial stone". We were told this just to defi ne the most used material in construction. That defi nition meant, unconsciously, that material has almost endless durability. After all, stones have been over there since the beginning, and they will be there forever.
As time passed, we have assumed that acknowledgment was wrong. Concrete is a stone, but it worsens and has a limited durability, depending on its quality and exposition. It is something everybody knows, and that´s why the repairing and protecting concrete technics are well known and broadly used long time ago.
Water jetting on concrete surface
Through a proper combination of pressure, time, distance and quantity, the water offers many opportunities as work tool.
These parameters allow the control of the use of water has on any material where is applied, for instance, concrete, where this article is focus on.
Polymeric fiber-reinforced concrete
The fibres are, undoubtedly, an alternative reinforcement to steel that suppresses the costs derived from the manipulation of the conventional assembly (transfer, bending, welding, placement of separators), saving time and reducing the accidents derived from this type of assemblies.
II Study on CSR in the cement sector
In the second edition of the "Study on CSR in the cement sector", in addition to analyzing the degree of progress of CSR policies in the cement industry, the focus has been on how the challenges posed by our industry are being managed the impacts on biodiversity. The work also includes examples of good practices of the nine cement groups that operate in Spain, in terms of biodiversity.
Voided waffle slab at Logytel building in Alcalá de Henares as sustainable construction strategy
Logytel´s Headquarter is a bioclimatic building where the owners requested a range of solutions to make a more sustainable construction.
One of the most signifi cant choices was the use of the patented system Holedeck; a waffle slab concrete structure pierced in its ribs to allow the integration through the structure of MEP facilities in the total depth of the slab.
The use of this system provides a lot of advantages that translate in sustainability: Total building height reduction and suppression of false ceilings (fewer materials were used diminishing the carbon footprint), higher versatility in space distribution, solar protection by slabs cantilevered…
Other solutions adopted were the use of Ground Heat Exchangers and radiant floors connected to solar thermal panels (TABS).