ASPECTS CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IN CEMENT INDUSTRY FROM ROMANIA
The environmental protection activity in the cement industry is complex, both in terms of the numerous compliance obligations that it needs to fulfill, as well as due to the fact that the Romanian industry has an important gap to make up from a technological perspective, in relation to the more developed countries from Western Europe. The fact that the cement industry from Romania has a tradition of over 100 years, and over the last 20 year it has fully benefited from the new manufacturing technologies brought by the largest multinational groups operating on the European and international market has helped in the rapid recovery of a important part of this gap. The first two chapters of this article briefly analyze the main activities of the cement production flow and how these impact the environment. Further in the paper, the most important legal requirements in the field of environmental protection, applicable to the Romanian cement industry, are analyzed and the main solutions and good practices that can help the cement plants to comply with these requirements are presented. In the end of the paper we set of conclusions, followed by proposals for future research directions.