|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||9th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Analysis of Microwave Drying Behavior of Nickel Laterite
||Wei Lv, Junyi Xiang, Jinsheng Wang, Xueming Lv, Xuewei Lv, Chenguang Bai
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
In this study, microwave heating was used to dry the nickel laterite which contains plenty of free water, crystal water and hydroxy water. The results showed that compared with the conventional drying process, the microwave drying greatly improved the drying efficiency of nickel laterite. The whole microwave drying process can be divided into three stages according to the drying rates, namely, the rising stage, stable stage and declining stage. The effects of microwave power output and particle size were also studied in the range of 0.8-2.0 KW microwave power and 3-6 cm of particle size. The results showed that the drying time significantly decreased with the increase of microwave power and decrease of particle size. The phases transition of the sample during the microwave drying process were also discussed.