2023 IEEE IAS PCA Cement Conference

Our Top 2 Takeaways from the 2023 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference

May 10, 2023

By: Blake Ericson

Industry expert Blake Ericson recently attended and presented at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Dallas, TX. 

It was a compelling event with innovative, future-facing ideas and technology.

The Cement Information Collection Request (ICR) is coming.

The US EPA is expected to release a cement-based ICR in 2023. FTIR and other stack testing methods (1 – 4, 26A, and 320) are expected to be chosen for testing methods at several cement facilities located in the United States. Facilities that have been selected for testing will test one kiln at the facility as long as all kins use the same raw materials, fuels, and have the same control devices. If there are differences, multiple kilns may be required to be tested.

For FTIR and stack testing needs, explore our services page.

Sustainability is a Core Focus in the Cement Industry

There were several great technical presentations revolving around the cement industry to achieve Net Zero by 2050. Although ambitious, it is not impossible with some of the technologies being implemented. Carbon sequestration, air testing, permitting, and abatement are all core areas to achieve these results. 

For testing and permitting needs, visit our services page

Do you have a question about these topics?

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Blake Ericson
Business Development Manager
Blake Ericson is a Business Development Manager for Montrose Environmental Group. Mr. Ericson has almost a decade of experience in the fields of air quality management, engineering, and regulatory testing – primarily involving FTIR technologies. He began as a chemist for Prism Analytical Technologies in February 2015. Since then he has completed hundreds of projects throughout the United States and internationally. Mr. Ericson received his MBA and BS in Biochemistry from Central Michigan University.
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