Optimisation of Pine Sawdust Pelletisation Conditions

I. Mediavilla, L.S. Esteban & J.E. Carrasco
Densification consists of forcing the particles together by applying mechanical force to create inter­particle bonding, which makes well­defined shapes and sizes, such as pellets. In order to optimise the pelletisation process, it is very important to know the fundamental agglomeration properties of biomass particles and the compaction mechanism. In this work, two factors which have influence on the pelletisation process have been evaluated: the specific pelletisation surface and the die compression, in order to define...