Design of rotary dryer for sand drying using biomass energy sources

Herry Susanto, Roy Hendroko Setyobudi, Didik Sugiyanto, Yefri Chan, Erkata Yandri, Satriyo Krido Wahono, Kamaruddin Abdullah, Juris Burlakovs, Wahyu Widodo, Yogo Adhi Nugroho, Abubakar Yaro, Roy Hendroko Setyobudi

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Hebel brick is used in making the walls of the house. One of the materials used in making hebel bricks is sand. The water content of the sand will affect the quality of the hebel bricks. The less water content in the sand, the better the quality of hebel bricks. In order to get sand with a little water content, it is necessary to do the drying process. To overcome this problem, a rotary dryer for sand drying using renewable energy, particular biomass energy sources was designed. It can be placed in a sand quarry near a river or near a beach. It is designed to have the ability to dry the wet sand by putting it in a rotary dryer, making this drying system usable both in sunny and rainy conditions. The drying process can take place continuously using heat from biomass energy. The heat is produced from the combustion process in the biomass furnace and then distributed to the rotary dryer. The advantage of this rotary dryer system could be done continuously with a little human power. Moreover, from these calculations can be analyzed the performance of this rotary dryer machine, to determine the suitability between design calculations and test results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number00024
Number of pages12
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Early online date8 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2021
Event1st International Conference on Bioenergy and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Technology - Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Duration: 7 Nov 20198 Nov 2019


  • dry sand
  • drying
  • heat
  • hebel brick
  • renewable energy
  • rotary dryer


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