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Publikācija: Analysis of Energy Consumption for Biomass Drying Process

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Analysis of Energy Consumption for Biomass Drying Process
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Edgars Vīgants
Ģirts Vīgants
Ivars Veidenbergs
Dace Lauka
Krista Kļaviņa
Dagnija Blumberga
Keywords biomass; dryer; energy consumption; moisture content
Abstract This study is dedicated to the analysis of the drying process energy consumption. In order to evaluate the main energetic processes that consume the most energy, the energy consumption of each individual drying process with and without air recirculation was modelled. The model shows that drying agent (air) recirculation is not an energy-saving operation, since it increases the total electricity and heat consumption. Recirculation of the drying agent increases the moisture content of the drying agent at the dryer entrance, which increases the need for fresh air in the dryer so that it can absorb the evaporating moisture from the dried material. An increased flow of the drying agent in the dryer increases the heat and electricity consumption.
DOI: 10.17770/etr2015vol2.625
Hyperlink: http://journals.ru.lv/index.php/ETR/article/view/625 
Reference Vīgants, E., Vīgants, Ģ., Veidenbergs, I., Lauka, D., Kļaviņa, K., Blumberga, D. Analysis of Energy Consumption for Biomass Drying Process. In: Environment. Technology. Resources: Proceedings of the 10th International Scientific and Practical Conference. Vol.2, Latvia, Rezekne, 18-20 June, 2015. Rezekne: Rezekne Academy of Technologies, 2015, pp.317-322. ISBN 978-9984-44-172-6. ISSN 1691-5402. e-ISSN 2256-070X. Available from: doi:10.17770/etr2015vol2.625
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