Optimisation of the Environmental Footprint of Calcium-Aluminate-Cement Containing Castables

E. Henry-Lanier, M. Szepizdyn, C. Wöhrmeyer, C. Parr

Kerneos S.A., 92977 Paris la Defense/France


Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 81 - 86


This article details the use of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology as applied to refractory materials and in particular to calcium aluminate cements. Based on a model example, the paper also demonstrates the value of considering the full life cycle of refractory applications, including the installation and usage in order to optimise refractory product types and reduce the overall environmental impact.


Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), calcium aluminate cement, carbon footprint, environmental assessment, refractories



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