International Sugar Journal

Pelleting mill mud and ash † [Full subscriber]

This paper reports on the development of a process to convert mud and ash into pellets. There is a need to precondition the mud to reduce its particle size. Centrifuging has been shown to be a suitable process to achieve this objective and has the additional benefit of reducing the mud moisture content. The mud and ash mixture needs to be dried considerably to achieve a moisture content of about 25%. A flue gas dryer has been used for this purpose. A pellet mill was found to be a suitable apparatus to produce pellets from the dried mud and ash.…

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