E3S Web Conf.
Volume 174, 2020Vth International Innovative Mining Symposium
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Environment Saving Mining Technologies|
|Published online||18 June 2020|
Improved Calculation Methodology for Cycle Harvesting of Milled Peat
Tver State Technical University, 22 Af. Nikitin Street, 170026, Tver, Russia
The article presents the calculation methods for cycle harvesting of milled peat. They are recommended for the three flow sheets of milled peat production: (a) a method based on a mechanical extraction by means of tanker harvesters; (b) a separate method of peat harvesting and transporting to large stacks and (c) a method based on pneumatic peat harvesting. Positive and negative aspects of the given methods are described and the improved calculation methods for cycle harvesting of milled peat are offered. The proposed methods take into account the weather conditions of a peat production region, the decrease in the initial moisture in the second and subsequent cycles after precipitation, due to the loss of fragmented peat from the previous cycle. A drying rate reduction factor is introduced into calculations in view of the uneven spread of milled crumbs. The performed calculations show that the reduced to 15% cycle harvests are possible to use in a design in comparison with those calculated by the previous technical design standards.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.