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Clearer Skies Over ChinaReconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals$
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Chris P. Nielsen and Mun S. Ho

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019880

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.001.0001

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Primary Air Pollutants and CO2 Emissions from Cement Production in China

Primary Air Pollutants and CO2 Emissions from Cement Production in China

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(p.203) 5 Primary Air Pollutants and CO2 Emissions from Cement Production in China
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Clearer Skies Over China
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Yu Lei

Qiang Zhang

Chris P. Nielsen

Kebin He

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.003.0005

China is the largest cement-producing and cement-consuming country in the world today. The cement industry plays an important role in emissions of many air pollutants in China. This study estimates the emissions of major air pollutants from cement production based on information on the development of production technologies and tightening emission standards in China's cement industry. The analysis shows that with the replacement of old shaft kilns by precalciner kilns, there is an opportunity to reduce particular matter (PM) emissions through the implementation of stricter emission standards and promotion of high-performance PM control technologies.

Keywords:   cement, air pollutants, cement production, kilns, PM emissions, PM controls

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