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November 1998 !

NREL/TP-570-25885

Report on Biomass Drying
Technology

Wade A. Amos
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, Colorado 80401-3393
A national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy
Managed by Midwest Research Institute
for the U.S. Department of Energy
under contract No. DE-AC36-83CH10093

NREL/TP-570-25885

Report on Biomass Drying
Technology

Wade A. Amos
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, Colorado 80401-3393
A national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy
Managed by Midwest Research Institute
for the U.S. Department of Energy
under contract No. DE-AC36-83CH10093
Prepared under Task No. GT818510
November 1998

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SECURITY CLASSIFICATION 20. AUTHOR(S) W. Amos 7. Which dryer is chosen for a particular application depends very much on the material characteristics of the biomass. Paperwork Reduction Project (0704-0188). SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY REPORT NUMBER National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard NREL/TP-570-25885 Golden. 14. VA 22161 13. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT OF REPORT OF THIS PAGE OF ABSTRACT NSN 7540-01-280-5500 Standard Form 298 (Rev. Form Approved REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE OMB NO. and improved boiler operation. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) 8. 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway. cascade dryer. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT 12b. PRICE CODE 17. biomass. flash dryer. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED November 1998 Technical Report 4. Department of Commerce 5285 Port Royal Road Springfield. ABSTRACT (Maximum 200 words) Using dry fuel provides significant benefits to combustion boilers. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. lower air emissions. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 12a. gathering and maintaining the data needed. combustion boiler. including suggestions for reducing this burden. REPORT DATE 3. AGENCY USE ONLY (Leave blank) 2. flash dryers. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION 18. CO 80401-3393 11. and superheated steam dryers. FUNDING NUMBERS Report on Biomass Drying Technology BP911030 6. and the environmental controls needed or already available. SUBJECT TERMS 15. VA 22202-4302. dried fuel 16. Washington. Directorate for Information Operations and Reports. 1. DISTRIBUTION CODE National Technical Information Service U. including the time for reviewing instructions. searching existing data sources. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 5. the opportunities for integrating the process and dryer. and to the Office of Management and Budget. Arlington. DC 20503.A. NUMBER OF PAGES 34 rotary dryer. to Washington Headquarters Services. superheated steam dryer. 2-89) Prescribed by ANSI Std. Z39-18 298-102 . SECURITY CLASSIFICATION 19. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information. CO 80401-3393 9. mainly increased boiler efficiency.S. Suite 1204. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) 10. and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The three main choices for drying biomass are rotary dryers.