30 Jul '11, 6pm

KEMROK: The eco-friendly cement

KEMROK: The eco-friendly cement

A great deal of our modern way of living literally rests on the simple use of cement. Without this useful substance we could not produce concrete, the fundamental ingredient of our houses, buildings and skyscrapers. Unfortunately, one of the costs of making cement is that it is highly damaging to the environment. To obtain the raw materials for cement requires quarrying, which has various impacts on the surrounding ecosystems. During the production process of cement, CO2 emissions come from both the heating of calcium carbonate as well as from the machines needed for production. This production process has also been found to release heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury and thallium into the atmosphere. To offset these hazardous effects, CERATECH, an Alexandria, Virginia based company, has created KEMROK – the eco-friendly cement. KEMROK is cement that is composed of 5% ...

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2011/07/30/kemrok-the-...

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