SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT: A CASE FROM INDIAN CEMENT INDUSTRY

  • Priyanka pathak Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
  • Sumit Gupta Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
  • Govind Sharan Dangayach Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Keywords: Keywords, Sustainability, Sustainable Waste management, Hazardous Waste, Alternative Fuels.

Abstract

Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, and Sustainable Waste Management is using waste produced efficiently so that use of amount of material resources get reduced. India, is the second amongst cement producers in the world with a total capacity of 245.40 Million Tonnes (MT), has a huge cement industry and produces about 7% of world’s total production. The Indian cement industry has on one hand, enormous pressure to increase profit and margins, while on other; there is considerable public interest on a sustainable and environment friendly usage of natural resources. The objective of this paper is to pursue sustainable waste management for a cement industry through replacement of coal with some alternative fuel, which actually belongs to the group of hazardous wastes and which could benefit the plant economically and environmentally, and improve sustainability of plant. The use of alternative fuels will help in reducing energy costs and providing a competitive edge for a cement plant. Furthermore, this will reduce the burden of waste disposal considerably. So, it also supports to fulfilling Sustainable Waste Management issues

Author Biographies

Priyanka pathak, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
I am M.Tech Scholar in Mechanical Engineering Department at MNIT Jaipur
Sumit Gupta, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur

Sumit Gupta is Research Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in MNIT Jaipur. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from university of Rajasthan, Jaipur and obtained his Masters from MNIT, Jaipur in 2010. His reseach area is sustainable manufacturing, supply chain management, operations management.

Govind Sharan Dangayach, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur

Dr. G. S. Dangayach is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in MNIT, Jaipur. He graduated in Mechanical engineering from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur and obtained M.Tech. in Production Engineering From IIT Delhi. He also earned Ph.D in Industrial engineering from IIT Delhi. He has a unique experience of 27 years in academics. He has large number of National and International Publication. He is also Editor and Reviewer of many National and International Journals.

Published
2015-12-28
How to Cite
pathak, P., Gupta, S., & Dangayach, G. (2015). SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT: A CASE FROM INDIAN CEMENT INDUSTRY. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 12(2), 270-279. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2015.v12.n2.a7