The moisture level in woody material in pellet production is critial to meet end-product quality and profit goals. Pellets that are too wet can result in incomplete combustion, leading to heating instability.
Real-time Moisture Control for Biomass: Wood Chips
Reducing the moisture content of biomass is a primary consideration to improve combustion efficiency and control. Reduction of moisture content dramatically increases power in relation to the weight of the biomass. The drying process of biomass to a target moisture range must first consider the starting moisture range of the incoming biomass.