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Title: Dryer cuts fuel usage by equivalent of 6-million scf/yr

Abstract

Drying is an integral part of the production of ZnO pellets, a specific requirement for producing a uniform end product. The dryer has to be able to cure the product for a finite period at temperatures up to 500/sup 0/C in the same unit. Substantial savings have been realized because the dryer has enabled the user to optimize operating conditions. Continuous on-stream operations requiring minimum operator attendance, automatic controls, simplicity of design contruction, and the unit's ability to use waste heat also contribute to these savings. Gas exhausted from a nearby kiln provides the total heat requirement for the dryer. Positive delivery of the hot flue gas is assured by a blower and automatically controlled dampers. Annual fuel savings based on the use of waste heat, amounts to an equiv of 6 million scf of natural gas. 1 figure.

Authors:
 [1];
  1. (Catalysts and Chemicals, Inc., Louisville, KY)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5880944
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5880944
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chem. Process. (Chicago); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 41:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; DRYERS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; AUTOMATION; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; COST; DESIGN; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; PELLETS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION; ZINC OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SYNTHESIS; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; ZINC COMPOUNDS 320301* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes-- Energy Sources

Citation Formats

List, K.H., and Powers, J.. Dryer cuts fuel usage by equivalent of 6-million scf/yr. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
List, K.H., & Powers, J.. Dryer cuts fuel usage by equivalent of 6-million scf/yr. United States.
List, K.H., and Powers, J.. Sat . "Dryer cuts fuel usage by equivalent of 6-million scf/yr". United States.
@article{osti_5880944,
title = {Dryer cuts fuel usage by equivalent of 6-million scf/yr},
author = {List, K.H. and Powers, J.},
abstractNote = {Drying is an integral part of the production of ZnO pellets, a specific requirement for producing a uniform end product. The dryer has to be able to cure the product for a finite period at temperatures up to 500/sup 0/C in the same unit. Substantial savings have been realized because the dryer has enabled the user to optimize operating conditions. Continuous on-stream operations requiring minimum operator attendance, automatic controls, simplicity of design contruction, and the unit's ability to use waste heat also contribute to these savings. Gas exhausted from a nearby kiln provides the total heat requirement for the dryer. Positive delivery of the hot flue gas is assured by a blower and automatically controlled dampers. Annual fuel savings based on the use of waste heat, amounts to an equiv of 6 million scf of natural gas. 1 figure.},
doi = {},
journal = {Chem. Process. (Chicago); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 41:5,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {4}
}