Improving the energy efficiency of drying installations with the use of modern low-energy dryers

Research project conducted by the Research Alliance of the Clay Brick and Tile Industry Regd. (FGZ)
Project number
AiF 15401 N
Project funded by
BMWi through the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations “Otto von Guericke” Regd. (AiF)
Implemented by
Brick Research Institute Essen Regd. (IZF)
Project manager
Dr.-Ing. Anne Tretau

1 Background

In industrial countries green clay bricks and tiles are dried convectively with hot air produced by burners or other types of artificial energy supply. Drying is therefore associated with a considerable fossil energy requirement. The specific energy requirement for green clay brick and tile drying currently accounts for the highest single item in the total energy required for clay brick and tile production.


2 Explanation of the problem

In the scope of this research work, therefore, the highly innovative modified open-air or low-energy drying is introduced. Prerequisite for this is...

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