Briquetting waste materials reduces volume. In some cases, volumes are reduced by up to 90%. This results in a considerable savings of disposal, transport, and handling costs. Additional advantages include the reduction of fine dust, improved storage space, and a possible revenue stream in applications where briquettes can be sold as a fuel source when burned.
Various material such as cellulose with SAP and tissue dust can be turn into small compressed briquettes with the appearance of a hockey puck. Machines can be designed for different briquette sizes and shapes depending on the application.
Typically, a cyclone with a rotary airlock feeds the agitated feed hopper.