The book is an outcome of the author's active professional involvement in research, manufacture and consultancy in the field of cement chemistry and process engineering. This multidisciplinary title on cement production technology covers the entire process spectrum of cement production, starting from extraction and winning of natural raw materials to the finished products including the environmental impacts and research trends. The book has an overtone of practice supported by the back-up principles.
About the Author
Anjan Kumar Chatterjee is presently the Chairman of Conmat Technologies Private Limited, which is a research and consulting outfit in Kolkata, India, engaged in providing technical support services to the cement, concrete and mineral industry within and outside the country. Concurrently he is also Director-in-Charge of Dr Fixit Institute of Structural Protection and Rehabilitation, Mumbai, which is a not-for-profit knowledge centre specifically devoted to repair, restoration and renewal engineering of concrete buildings. He is also associated with the major cement companies in the country in various advisory capacity. Prior to taking up the above assignments, Dr Chatterjee was an employee of the Associated Cement Companies Limited (now called ACC Limited) for over two decades and retired as its Whole-time Executive Director. While in ACC, he was responsible for the Company's Research & Development, Project Engineering and several diversified business units.Academically, Dr Chatterjee is a postgraduate in Geology and doctorate in Materials Science. He carried out extensive research in the field of electro-remelting slags, phase equilibrium studies on oxy-fluoride systems, and microstructural studies of cement, concrete and ceramics at the Institute of Metallurgy in Moscow, Moscow State University and the Building Research Establishment, UK. Beyond the national scene, Dr Chatterjee has been in various international assignments with UNIDO and an Environmental Research Company of University of Amsterdam.He holds the fellowship and membership of a large number of professional bodies. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian Concrete Institute, and Indian Ceramic Institute. He is also a Founding Member of Asian Cement & Concrete Research Academy in Beijing, China. He has been conferred the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Concrete Institute, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Confederation of Indian Industries and Cement Manufacturers' Association. He has many other awards and a large number of publications to his credit.