Kumera Steam Dryer

Drying is necessary in many smelting technologies; for example, flash smelting processes of copper and nickel production. Steam is normally available from a waste-heat boiler, serving Kumera Steam Dryer, but it can also be obtained from a recovery boiler of the acid plant at the smelter.

Benefits of the Kumera Steam Dryer

  • high capacity of concentrate feed rate at 240 t/h
  • high capacity of water evaporation rate at up to 25 t/h
  • very high energy efficiency
  • lowest specific energy consumption of any dryers
  • zero gas emission, i.e. CO2, SO2, NOX,
  • lowest dust emission rate due to low gas flow rate
  • lowest operational expenses of any dryer
  • lowest need for maintenance of any dryer
  • highest availability of any concentrate dryer
  • due to almost complete in-house manufacturing also very challenging delivery times can be met 
Kumera Steam Dryer _Benefits of the Kumera Steam Dryer

Kumera Steam Dryer is a patented solution for drying copper concentrates and other abrasive materials. The construction has unique features, which allow high availability and consume less energy. Through Kumera Steam Dryer, a copper smelter can reduce the harmful emissions such as CO2, SO2, NOx and dust.

Therefore, Kumera Steam Dryer is the ideal investment from the environmental point of view.

Kumera Steam Dryer is widely used all over the world due to its lowest opex compared to any other concentrates drying facility.

In addition to Kumera Steam Dryer itself, the scope of supply can include the concentrate feeder, condensate handling system and bag house filter.

Kumera Steam Dryer are available for capacities up to 240 t/h or for the evaporation rate of up to 25 t/h. 

Kumera Steam Dryer Applications

  • Lignite
  • Oil shale
  • Copper Concentrate
  • Nickel Concentrate
  • Zinc/Lead Concentrate
  • Apatite Concentrate
  • Other Minerals 
Kumera Steam Dryer_Kumera Steam Dryer Applications


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