Student Progress Report Assignment2

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Student Progress Report Assignment Josh Lewis Progress Report English 415, Marcella Reekie November 1, 2009 Colosse Cement Co. 2895 Narrows Colorado Springs, CO 80408 (913) 555-2009 To: Peter Epaphras, Research and Development Hans Grunzfeld, CEO From: Josh Lewis, Cement Production Analyst Date: November 1, 2009 Subject: Progress report on literature search of green cement technology to achieve maximum economical and environmental efficiency in cement production References: Project Proposal, Approval of Project Proposal Introduction : On October 12, 2009 I sent a request the head of Research and Development, Peter Epaphras, to research green cement technology as a means to achieve maximum efficiency in cement production. The need for the cement industry to maximize its environmental and economic efficiency has risen from recent pushes by the EPA and other environmental agencies to decrease harmful emissions from cement production. One of these recent regulations has the potential to cost the cement industry $340 million dollars, placing it in jeopardy of instability during this time of economic difficulty (1). This research will provide information on green cement as an option to increase efficiency and decrease emissions. Green cement technology has the potential to cut emissions and increase efficiency in the cement industry, but green cement is a diverse technology. My research will provide insight into the top green cement options, and compare this technology to traditional cement from an economic and environmental standpoint. There are a number of factors that increase efficiency in this industry, and my research will lay out which factors are most important to achieve the efficiency that environmental agencies are forcing. I will complete the following tasks to provide Colosse the essential information to evaluate options to achieve maximum efficiency: (1) Evaluate the requirements made by the EPA and other environmental agencies for harmful gas and waste emissions. (2) Research the advantages and disadvantages of green technology from the economical and environmental standpoint. (3) Research a cost comparison between traditional and green cement. (4) Investigate the most efficient location for green cement production.
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This report contains the research I have completed up to this point. I have made Task Summary: Task 1 : Evaluate the requirements made by the EPA and other environmental agencies. I have reviewed current regulations, as well as future regulations, made by the EPA and found that new and current legislation include the Clean Air Act, an agreement by the EPA to regulate mercury emissions from factories and power plants, the International Organization for Standardization’s environmental series, and the G8 initiatives. I have identified the following regulations: Clean Air Act Title 1 . These regulations involve air pollution prevention and control. This includes limits on emissions and air quality in Part A, as well as
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course ENG 415 taught by Professor Riecke during the Spring '10 term at Kansas State University.

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