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Returning Electrostatic Precipitators to the Fe-Ni Production Process


The process of frying the Fe-Ni charge in rotary kilns inherently produces large amounts of process dust, which rotary kilns clean out through the use of electrostatic precipitators [1].

One kiln contains two sections of electrostatic precipitators as a safety mechanism [1]. Electrodes installed in the sections produce electric fields when electricity passes through them, and ionize the dust.

The timing of the process must be coordinated carefully, and these electrodes are struck with hammers and occasionally shaken, generating quantities of dust which are then collected in a snail dust conveyor, then returned to the production process and recycled. In addition, a smaller amount of dust is derived from the gas chamber, which returns to production without entering the cleaning process in the electro filters. The difference between the two types of dust is their granulation size [1].

We conducted the research during the years from 2017 through 2020, calculating the components of the rotary kiln process. Here, we present a linear equation as a result of the ratio of calcine and electrofilter dust.