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Zellcheming, Wiesbaden, 12 - 14 June 2013

Biomass drying equipment

Saimatec's product range of bulk material handling systems for pulp mills has now been expanded with new technology for biomass drying.

Features of the developed technology:

- Suitable for different types of biomass, such as wood bark, chips, sawdust mixed in other materials, also various sludges when mixed with biomass

- Based on Saimatec’s existing knowledge on handling of bulk materials

- No need to fine-grind the material to be dried

- Drying time is sufficiently long for also coarse particles to dry

- Drying is carried out in relatively low temperature (max. 100 - 150 celsius), in order to eliminate smell emissions to environment. Low temperature also means lower risk of fire.

- Thermal process control makes the system very efficient in terms of energy consumption.

- Relatively low speed of the drying air eliminates the tendency of dust spreading and therefore reduces need for housekeeping. Sealed construction also prevents dust emissions to surroundings.

- Drying system is a self-contained unit, inculding the infeed silo and outfeed equipment, completed with automation.

- Material inside the dryer is moving with gravity, so operation does not need much mechanical power.

- Different heat sources can be used for heating the drying air, such as ”waste energy” of power plant, smoke, gas, vapour…

- Space usage is optimal due to vertical construction, which makes it easier to place the device in existing process environment

- Construction will be easily scaled and dimensioned for different capacity ranges. Biomass flow from few to many hundreds of cubic-meters per hour can be handled.

Potential applications include:
- CHP plants
- Wood pellet plants
- Biorefineries for fuel and chemical production, etc.


More information, pictures, typical specifications at request:



Product Brochure:

> Biomass Drying Equipment 

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