University of Colorado at Boulder
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BMP ID: 6186
Title: Use Cement Kiln incineration treatment for cuttings disposal
Text: "Incineration: Cement Kilns: In cement kilns, drilling wastes with oily components can be used in a fuel-blending program to substitute for fuel that would otherwise be needed to fire the kiln. Cement kiln temperatures (1,400 to 1,500 degrees C) and residence times are sufficient to achieve thermal destruction of organics. Cement kilns may also have pollution control devices to minimize emissions. The ash resulting from waste combustion becomes incorporated into the cement matrix, providing aluminum, silica, clay, and other minerals typically added in the cement raw material feed stream."
Source Publication Name: Drilling Waste Management Information System
Citation Section: Technology Descriptions: Fact Sheet - Thermal Treatment Technologies
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Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Argonne National Laboratory
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Alternate Contact: National Energy Technology Laboratory
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Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: General / Federal
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General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis: “If available, a cement kiln can be an attractive, less expensive alternative to a rotary kiln."
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Date Entered: 2009-08-19 12:04 MDT
Last Updated: 2009-09-24 10:18 MDT