An experimental research on woodchip drying using a screw conveyor dryer


FUEL, cilt.215, ss.468-473, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Drying of woodchip in particleboard manufacturing, combustion, gasification and pyrolysis is important. It is crucial to dry wood before these processes in order to perform a smooth operation, derive high quality products and increase process efficiency. In this study, drying characteristics of woodchips with 0-2 mm and 2-5 mm particle sizes used in particle board manufacturing were determined under various drying air flow rates (10 m(3)/h and 20 m(3)/h), flow conditions (co-current and counter-current) and screw rotation speed (10 rpm and 20 rpm). It was managed to reduce the moisture content of the woodchips to 12,6% (wt%, wet basis) using co-current flow conditions, 10 rpm screw rotation speed, 20 m(3)/h air flow rate with both of the particle sizes.