Gypsum is a very versatile material. Used in a wide variety of industries, this material has various properties that can be manipulated via moisture level management. Removing moisture makes gypsum easier to handle, storage, and transport. Rotary dryers are widely used in many industries to reduce moisture level in gypsum. Rotary dryers are perfectly suited for processing gypsum in any form and can be invaluable in preparing the final product for shipping as well as fine tuning the properties of the material before further processing.
Gypsum Mineral Processing
Gypsum ore is usually mined in quarries or mines. The raw material is later processed into smaller bits and stocked. In the vast majority of cases, gypsum ore needs drying since it is common to mine gypsum ore with more than 50% of moisture content. In order to process large quantities of the material, heavy-duty industrial dryers are employed. With great throughput capacity and incredible efficiency, this drying equipment quickly reduces the moisture level of the material and prepares it for further processing.
The Best Dryer is a Robust Dryer
Gypsum ores are highly abrasive and can inflict mechanical damage to the equipment. In order to avoid undesired effects of processing abrasive materials, consider purchasing dryers that are durable and made of materials that are resistant to both mechanical damage and corrosion.
Is Drying a Necessity?
- Gypsum processing requires material to be dry. This makes it easier to avoid accretion and fasten up the process dramatically. Drying significantly improves the process.
- Beneficiation is a process of separating one material from another during a series of technological process. Drying is an inseparable part of the process due to the fact that the ore should be dried in order to be further processed without causing any technological problems. Preparing the material for further processing is necessary to ensure high effectiveness of the production cycle.
Processing Pelletized Gypsum
Regardless of the source, gypsum is often processed in pellets. This form of the material is optimal for further industrial applications. Gypsum may come from a variety of sources such as industrial waste or from mines and quarries. The material is processed into powder and and prepared for palletization. The powder is easy to manipulate and pelletize. However, it has undesired liquid content and wetness should be reduced in order to produce a high quality product. In order to do so, pellets are dried in rotary dryers that provide the best outcome especially when equipped with interior lifters that increase the efficiency of drying by constantly shuffling the material inside and allowing for better heat distribution.
The Best Materials
Gypsum in a form of powder tends to accrete and create unwanted clumps in addition to causing problems related to dusting. Customizing your equipment accordingly to the specifics of your production cycle is a good answer to such problems. Choosing the right materials helps in preventing the issues listed above as well as counteracting corrosion and wear.
Is Pelletization Useful?
- Properly dried materials are less prone to clumping and thus can be easily handled, stored, and transported. Drying also makes pellets harder and prevent them from breaking. The overall quality of the product is much better with drying.
- Pellets undergo additional polishing during the drying process which makes product smoother and ensures consistency.