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Development of a value-added soil conditioner from high shear co-granulation of organic waste and limestone powder
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Mangwandi، نويسنده , , Chirangano and Albadarin، نويسنده , , Ahmad B. and JiangTao، نويسنده , , Xiongyi Liu and Allen L. Steckelberg، نويسنده , , Stephen and Walker، نويسنده , , Gavin M.، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2014
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This paper reports on a technical feasibility study of the production of organo-mineral fertiliser from the co-granulation of limestone powders with tea waste. The results from this preliminary study show that the co-granulation of tea waste provided an alternative method of waste recovery, as it converts the waste into a value-added product. Fertiliser granules were successfully produced from various compositions of limestone and tea waste. The effect of tea waste concentration on granule strength was analysed; the granule strength was in the range 0.2 to 1.8 MPa depending on powder composition; increasing the tea waste mass fraction resulted in a reduction in granule strength. Varying the tea waste to limestone ratio also influenced the compressibility of the granules; the granules compressibility increased with increasing tea waste mass fraction. It was further found that increasing the mass fraction of tea waste in the binary mixture of powder reduced the granule median size of the batch.
Keywords :
Granulation , Strength , tea waste , TABLETS , Limestone , Fertiliser
Journal title :
Powder Technology
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