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Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD - Analyst Report) is set to showcase its proprietary oxygen injection technologies for cement and lime manufacturing at 2013 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference scheduled to be held in Orlando, Fla., from Apr 14-16.  

Air Products’ oxygen injection technologies will help cement and lime manufacturers by implementing oxygen-enhanced combustion in cement and lime manufacturing at lower costs, thus enhancing the availability of alternative fuel usage at reduced emissions.

The uniqueness of this oxygen enrichment technology lies in its flexible, efficient, cost-effective nature that is expected to increase the profitability of cement and lime production. The cement and lime manufacturers can benefit from this technology as it requires minimum capital investment.

Moreover, oxygen injection technologies usage can increase alternative fuel usage, reduce fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, improve burning zone control and kiln stability, and attain more consistent product quality and production rates.

Air Products will provide provisions for direct conversations with the company’s combustion engineer at Booth number 316 and 318 for the conference attendees. The attendees can enquire about the benefits of the Air Products’ oxygen injection technologies that are to be installed at various pyroprocessing zones from on-site specialists and will be provided technical assistance during start-up, as well as ongoing technical support after installation.

The Booth number 316 and 318 will also provide a digital presentation with details on how oxygen-enhanced production works, when it makes sense to implement it, how to get started, and the benefits of using oxygen.

Conference attendees can also learn about the Air Products' state-of-the-art Clean Energy Laboratory situated in Allentown, Pa., which enables full-scale testing of actual combustion and gasification systems using a full spectrum of gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels from the customers located around the world.

Air Products currently holds a short-term Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Other companies in the chemical industry that are worth considering include Olin Corp. (OLN - Snapshot Report), Akzo Nobel NV (AKZOY) and Axiall Corporation (AXLL - Snapshot Report). While Olin retains a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), both Akzo and Axiall hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
 

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