CEMENT AND CONCRETE INDUSTRIES IN CHINA ——PRESENT STATE AND PROBLEMS
Wu Zhongwei (China Building Materials Academy) Tao Yousheng (Science and Technology Department, State Administration of Building Materials Industry)
The Chinese cement industry has developed very rapidly over the past forty years. The annual cement production reached as high as 510 Mt in 1997, however, with 80% of the cement production coming from vertical shaft kilns. The cement industry is marked with its high energy consumption, low efficiency and environment pollution. In China ready_mixed concrete has been gaining its popularity in large and medium cities. High strength concrete and high performance concrete have been utilized fairly plenty. With large quantity of cement products of different varieties, our cement product industry, established in early 60s, has played a great role in saving and replacing steel and timber and in satisfying the needs of constructions. The future demand for cement and concrete is growing faster due to China′s need for basic infrastructure and residential building. We are facing great opportunities and challenges and must double our efforts to work on the technological development and fundamental research so as to set the Chinese cement and concrete industries on the right way of sustainable development.
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