Energy-saving methods of conditioning ­green brick bodies for low-temperature drying

Research project conducted by: Research Alliance of the Clay Brick and Tile Industry reg'd (FGZ)
Project number
AiF 16567 N
Project funded by
BMWi through the Federation of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" reg'd (AiF)
Implemented by
Brick and Tile Research Institute Essen Regd (IZF)
Project manager
Dr.-Ing. Anne Tretau


1 Context and formulation of problem

Low-temperature drying is a modified form of open-air drying with the aid of modern plant and control technology. In heavy clay production, the introduction of low-temperature drying enables dissolution of the energy ­inefficient kiln/dryer closed heat cycle. For the advancement of this technological step forward, it is very important that the green brick strength be enhanced, parti­cularly during the initial, shrinkage-attended stage of drying. Higher strength makes it possible for the material to tolerate without cracking the high shrinkage stresses...

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