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Improving Profitability Through High Performance Filter Media for Cement Kiln Applications

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Cement plants are struggling to keep costs down while adhering to increasingly stringent emission regulations such as the Cement MACT rule which specify PM limits of 0.07 lb/ton of clinker for exiting plants and 0.02 lb/ton of clinker under the New Source Performance Standards for new plants.   Meeting these stringent emissions limits requires a thorough consideration of filter media options for plants with baghouses.   Factors such as filter bag lifetime, PM removal efficiency, and reducing downtime and maintenance costs all need to be considered in selecting baghouse filter media best suited for each plant’s operating conditions.  Further, the ever-increasing demand for higher cement quality is a challenge for the grinding system and the high amount of fine dust requires a highly effective filter media.

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Evonik Fibers P84® polyimide fiber provides a proven, high-temperature filter media option warranting strong consideration for demanding cement plant applications.  During this informative webinar, Nathan Schindler, U.S. Technical Sales Manager and Georg Rathwallner, Senior Technical Services Manager for Evonik Fibers will address how choosing the right filter media for the various baghouses in your cement plant can reduce your operating costs, increase bag longevity, and increase your reliability.

This informative webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Cost effective filter media selection for cement plant baghouses
  • Impacts of switching from direct to compound mode kiln operation
  • Operating cost and lost opportunity costs associated with selecting the wrong filter media
  • Evonik’s P84®, comparative filter media case studies
    • India – ESP to Baghouse Conversion – surviving where others fail
    • Oman – Solving Ongoing Problems with Failing Bags
    • Poland – The P84 Advantage when Using Alternative Fuels
    • China – Bag Life and Operating Cost Comparison: P84 vs Chinese PI

Specific questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the key differences between conventional fibers and Evonik’s P84®?
  • How do I meet Cement MACT and other emission requirements without sacrificing efficiency?
  • How does reduced pressure drop and ΔP recovery translate into lower operating costs?
  • How does the proper filtration decision prevent production losses?

The webinar will help cement plant operators identify and determine the most suitable filter media solution for your filtration specifications.

Who should attend:

  • Owners and Operators of Baghouses
  • Cement and Lime Plant Managers and Engineers
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Bag Manufacturers
  • Baghouse OEM’s
  • AE’s / EPC’s



Nathan Schindler | US Technical Sales Manager | Evonik Corporation

Nathan Schindler,    Evonik Corporation

Nathan Schindler has twenty years of experience in all aspects of the combustion and air pollution emission control technologies.  Nathan has a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Fairfield University.  He also has law degree from UConn with a certificate in Intellectual Property Studies.  Prior to working for Evonik Corporation, he served for six years as the Aftermarket Sales Manager/Product Manager for Peerless Mfg. Co. / Combustion Components Associates, Inc.  He was responsible for sales of all combustion upgrades, retrofits, services, and spares within the division. Previously responsible for of all aspects for commercial development of the fuel conversion market. He began his career at Combustion Components Associates in, Inc in 2002 as a design engineer and previously worked for John Zink Co., LLC as a project engineer.  


Dr. Georg Rathwallner | Senior Technical Service Manager | EVONIK FIBRES GmbH

Dr. Georg Rathwallner, Evonik Fibres

Georg Rathwallner is a chemical engineer who has worked for Evonik Fibres GmbH since 2005. He is responsible for technical customer support related to P84® (polyimide) fibres produced in Austria. His activities include R&D together with needle felt manufacturing companies, baghouse OEMs, Universities and the after sales services of Evonik Fibres including bag condition monitoring and failure analysis.