What is the briquetting process?
The briquetting process is used to agglomerate materials. Agglomeration is a unit operation that consists of bringing together material fines to obtain a larger sized product.
It is applied to a diverse range of materials in different industries such as food, pharmaceutical, mining and steel.
The main objective of the agglomeration is:
- Take advantage of materials with good chemical properties that have low particle size.
- Eliminate the process of storage/confinement of materials that could not be used.
- Reduce the impact on the environment by converting powders (which can be dispersed in the environment) into larger products.
Description of the process and infrastructure
The briquetting process starts with the agglomeration of the materials in a mixing machine to achieve a perfectly homogenized mixture.
Subsequently, obtained mixture passes to a roller briquette machine that unloads the compacted product (briquette) into a continuous heat treatment oven where a curing process is carried out.
The cured briquettes finally pass through a cooling system where the temperature of the product is lowered, so that it can be stored correctly.
Our staff is extensively trained to:
- Offer the best agglomeration solutions based on required applications.
- Select the proper agglomeration conditions and binders that best suit the target material.
- Develop robustly structured design of experiments at the laboratory level that provide results to evaluate the development of an industrial-scale production.
- Roller briquetting machine.
- Continuous oven.
- Cooling system.