Detection of pollutants from cement production


During cement production, volatile organic and inorganic compounds are emitted that pose a potential hazard to the environment. Raw materials such as lime marl, clay, or limestone are heated in the cracking process and produce sulfur dioxide, ammonia as well as a number of volatile organic compounds. These compounds must be continuously measured to prevent or minimize emissions into the environment.


Ion Molecular Reaction Mass Spectrometry (IMR-MS) is a patented technology from V&F. The company offers instruments capable of continuous emission measurements without requiring sampling or concentration. IMR-MS, in combination with electron impact mass spectrometry (EIMS), covers a wide range of compounds as well as concentrations. Sensitivities vary - depending on the compound - from ppb level to the vol% range.

Photo Industry Solution V&F Cement


V&F systems are compact and versatile. They can be used for fixed-site installations or loaded into a car to measure the immediate environment near the production site. Results are immediately available, facilitating a quick response to make necessary changes in the production process and prevent pollution.


  • No sample preparation
  • Direct measurement of products from the cracking process
  • Wide concentration range

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