Design of urea granulator with energy optimization

Tan, Chee Fai and Eng , Ling Jong and Wei, Pin Keng and Azizah, Shaaban and V.K., Kher (2012) Design of urea granulator with energy optimization. In: 3rd International Conference on Engineering and ICT (ICEI2012) , 4 – 6 April 2012, Melaka, Malaysia . (Submitted)

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Abstract

Urea granules are one of the popular fertilizers among synthetic fertilizer industry. Its main function is to provide nitrogen which enhances leaf growth on plant. Urea granules are produced from the process of granulation. Granulation process is divided to wet and dry granulation. Generally, there are two type of dry granulator which is slugger and roller compactor. Roller compactor or also known as roll press is using two counter rotating rolls to compact raw material such as powder to become ribbons or granules. If ribbons instead of granules arc produced from compaction, milling will be used to produce granules. It is difficult obtain a numerical result of the process due to the variety of parameters. Therefore, this work will only consider the parameters which are related to feeder system and roller. The parameters include the feeding rate of feeder, roller force, roller pressure, and roller gap size. While powder flow to roller from feeder, overfeeding may occurs. Overfeeding is harmful because it will cause motor failure. To overcome this problem, the function of roller needs to be improved. The roller will be modified and hence, a new design will be produced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: urea granulation, roller compactor, granules
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Noor Rahman Jamiah Jalil
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 01:21
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 01:21
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/15120
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