Capturing lost profits with agglomeration
If you're landfilling the fines and dust collected from your dry bulk solids process, you're landfilling dollars, too. You may be able to reclaim these lost profits by agglomerating this waste powder into larger dust-free briquets, pellets, or granules that can be recycled to your process or added to your final product. This article discusses several common methods for agglomerating fine waste powders.
Exposure to workplace dust is something plant owners and workers alike prefer to avoid. A dusty plant increases housekeeping duties. It can be a health hazard for workers or simply irritate them by requiring them to use bulky personal protection equipment. A dusty workplace can also be dangerous if the powder is explosive. To minimize these problems, plant owners install dust collection systems that remove fines from separation equipment and capture nuisance dust at various process points.