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Case Studies and Technical Articles

Case Studies and Technical Articles

Below are just a few case studies showing how K.R. KOMAREK worked to overcome challenges its customers had and the results of their solutions.

Making Dense Briquettes from Fine Dust
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Roll-Press Briquetting Turns Waste Lime Fines into Valuable Product
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Roll-Press Briquetters Help Steelmakers End Landfilling and Cut Scrap Costs
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  1. SELECTING A ROLL-PRESS BRIQUETTER TO IMPROVE MATERIAL HANDLING
    by Richard K. Komarek. (Powder and Bulk Engineering Magazine, February, 1994)
  2. COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN OF ROLL TYPE BRIQUETTERS AND COMPACTORS
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph.D., and Richard K. Komarek. (IBA Proceedings, Vol. 21, November, 1989, 21st. Biennial Conference, New Orleans, LA, pp. 35-38)
  3. BINDERLESS BRIQUETTING OF PEAT, LIGNITE, SUB-BITUMINOUS AND BITUMINOUS COALS IN ROLL PRESS
    by Richard K. Komarek. (IBA Proceedings, Vol. 22, November, 1991, 22nd Biennial Conference, San Antonio, TX, pp/ 233-242)
  4. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF NEW TYPE ROLL PRESSES FOR GRANULAR SOLIDS
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph.D., and Richard K. Komarek. (ACHEMA91, 23rd International Meeting on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Frankfurt AM Main 5-11, June 9-15, 1991, Abstract of Lectures, pp. 64-66)
  5. STUDY OF COMPACTION PROCESS IN ROLL PRESS
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph.D. (IBA Proceedings, Vol. 22, November 1991, 22nd Biennial Conference, San Antonio, TX, pp. 207-217)
  6. RESEARCH FOR WIDER APPLICATION OF ROLL PRESSES
    by Karl R. Komarek, and Roman T. Dec, Ph. D. (IBA Proceedings, Volume 21, November 1989, 21st. Biennial Conference, New Orleans, LA, pp. 175-184)
  7. ROLL-PRESS BRIQUETTING CAN HELP LIME PRODUCERS IMPROVE MATERIALS HANDLING
    by Richard K. Komarek. (Mining Engineering Magazine, December, 1993)
  8. TESTING PERFORMANCE OF ROLL PRESS FORCE FEED SYSTEMS
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph. D., and Richard K. Komarek. (IBA Proceedings, Volume 23, October 1993, 23rd. Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA, pp. 65-75)
  9. EXPERIMENTAL SIMULATOR OF ROLL PRESS FEED SYSTEM
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph. D. and Richard K. Komarek. (ACHEMA94, International Meeting on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Frankfurt am Main 5-11, June 1994, Abstract of Lectures, pp. 122-124)
  10. ROLL PRESS DESIGN FOR POWDER AND BULK SOLIDS
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph. D. and Richard K. Komarek. (15th Powder and Bulk Solids Conference/Exhibition, Proceedings of the Technical Program, June, 4-7, 1990, O’Hare Exposition Center, Rosemont, IL, pp. 125-136)
  11. SELECTING BINDERS AND LUBRICANTS FOR AGGLOMERATION PROCESSES
    by Karl R. Komarek. (Chemical Engineering Magazine, December, 1967)
  12. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF ROLL PRESS COMPACTION
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph. D. and Richard K. Komarek. (International Journal of Storing, Handling, & Processing Powder, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 1992, pp. 35-38)
  13. PROBLEMS WITH PROCESSING OF FINE POWDERS IN ROLL PRESS
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph. D. (IBA Proceedings, Vol. 24, October, 1995, 24th Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 199-210)
  14. ROLL PRESS AGGLOMERATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES FOR TREATMENT AND RECYCLE
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph. D. (Second International Symposium on Extraction and Processing for the Treatment and Minimization of Wastes, Proceedings in print October, 1996, Phoenix, AZ, pp. 279-288)
  15. ROLL-PRESS BRIQUETTERS FOR RECYCLING WASTE SLUDGE
    case study. (Powder Handling and Processing, The International Journal of Storing, Handling and Processing Powder, Volume 9, Number 1, January/March 1997 issue)
  16. BENEFITS OF USING SMALL LABORATORY ROLL PRESS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF COMPACTION PROCESS
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph. D. and Richard K. Komarek. (ACHEMA97, 25th International Congress on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Frankfurt am Main 9- 14 June 1997, Abstract of Lectures, pp. 55-57)
  17. MAKING DENSE BRIQUETTES FROM FINE DUST
    case study at General Electric’s Lighting Division (Powder and Bulk Engineering, September 1998)
  18. THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF COMPACTION PROCESS IN ROLL PRESS
    by Roman T. Dec. (SME2000 Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT, 28 February-1 March 2000, Proceedings, 051-101/00-069.pdf)
  19. ROLL-PRESS BRIQUETTING HELPS IOWA LIME PRODUCER RETAIN PREVIOUSLY WASTED FINES AS VALUABLE PRODUCT
    by Jeff Dahl, Dennis Jones, and Richard Komarek. (Powder Handling & Processing, April/June 2001)
  20. COMPARISON OF VARIOUS MODELING METHODS FOR ANALYSIS OF POWDER COMPACTION IN ROLLER PRESS
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec. (K. R. Komarek Briquetting Research, Inc.), Prof. Antonios Zavaliangos, and John C. Cunningham (Department of Materials Engineering, Drexel University), (Powder Technology 130, 2003, pp.265-271)
  21. SELECTION OF PROPER ROLL PRESS OPERATING PARAMETERS
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec. (26th Biennial Conference of the Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration, San Diego, CA, Proceedings, Vol.26, 1999, pp.29-36)
  22. OPTIMIZING AND CONTROLLING ROLL PRESS OPERATING PARAMETERS
    by Roman T. Dec, Ph. D. (800×600 International Journal of Storing, Handling & Processing Powder, Vol.14, No.3, July/September, 2002, pp 222-225)
  23. ANALYSIS OF POWDER PROCESSING IN THE ROLLER PRESS USING FINITE ELEMENT MODELING
    by Prof. Antonios Zavaliangos, Dr. Roman T. Dec, Richard K. Komarek. (XXII International Mineral Processing Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, September 28- October 3, 2003, Proceedings, Vol.1, pp 298-306)
  24. FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION AS A TOOL FOR DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF ROLLER PRESS PERFORMANCE
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec, Prof. Antonios Zavaliangos and Richard K. Komarek. (5th UBC-McGill International Symposium on Particle Size Enlargement in Mineral Processing, Canada, August 22-25, 2004, Proceedings, pp 409-419)
  25. POWDER PROCESSING IN THE ROLLER PRESS – THEORY AND PRACTICE
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec, Prof. Antonios Zavaliangos. (Powder Handling & Processing, Vogel Transtech Publications 0934 71514, 1/2007, pp 23-28)
  26. PROCESSING OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES IN THE ROLLER PRESS FOR RECYCLE OR SAFE DISPOSAL
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec. (Powder Handling and Processing, Vogel Transtech Publications. 0934 7348, 3/2005, pp 156-162)
  27. PRESSURE AGGLOMERATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES FOR RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec. (R’99 World Congress Recovery Recycling Re-integration, Geneva, Switzerland, February 2-5, 1999 Congress Proceedings, Vol III, pp 291-296)
  28. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FEM MODELING OF POWDER PROCESSING IN THE ROLLER PRESS
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec, Prof. Antonios Zavaliangos and Dr. John Cunningham. (29th Biennial Conference of the Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration, Clearwater, FL, Proceedings, Vol.29, October 16-19, 2005, pp.83-92)
  29. TESTING THE RELATIVE WEAR CHARACTERISTICS OF DIFFERENT ALLOYS FOR ROLLER PRESS FORMING ELEMENTS
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec, Prof. Marek Hryniewicz, Richard K. Komarek. (30th Biennial Conference of the Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration, Savannah, GA, Proceedings, Vol.30, October 21-24, 2007, pp.130-139)
  30. TESTING AND SCALING UP COMPACTION PROCESS USING SMALL LABORATORY ROLL PRESS
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec and Richard K. Komarek. (25th Biennial Conference of the Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration, Charleston, SC, Proceedings, Vol.25, 1997, pp.97-106)
  31. OPTIMIZING OF ROLLER PRESS FORMING CAVITY PROFILE USING FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec, Prof. Antonios Zavaliangos (XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress, Beijing, China, Proceedings, Vol. 3, September 24-28, 2008, pp. 3175-3181) ISBN 978-7-03-02271-9
  32. DIGITAL PROTOTYPING AS A MODERN WAY TO DESIGN AND TEST AGGLOMERATION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
    by Dr. Roman T. Dec. (31st Biennial Conference of the Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration, San Antonio, TX, Proceedings, Vol. 31, October 2009, pp. 1-11)
  33. SALT: AN APPROACH TO AGGLOMERATION CONDITIONS
    by Pascal Hervieu. (31st Biennial Conference of the Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration, San Antonio, TX, Proceedings, Vol. 31, October 1999, pp. 13-27)
  34. REFINING THE ART OF LOW RANK COAL UTILIZATION
    by Jian Q. Ling. (31st Biennial Conference of the Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration, San Antonio, TX, Proceedings, Vol. 31, October 2009, pp. 171-182)
  35. ROLL-PRESS BRIQUETTING: COMPACTING FINES TO REDUCE WASTE HANDLING COSTS
    by Thomas P. Barnett. (Powder and Bulk, Volume 24, Number 10, October 2010)
  36. BRIQUETTING OF STEEL INDUSTRY WASTE STREAMS FOR VALUE ADDED RECYCLING
    by John E. Bygrave. (32nd IBA Biennial Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2011)