One of the main objectives of the COSMOS RICE project is the improvement of the pilot plant built thanks to a previous EU contribution through the LIFE+ programme (COSMOS project: www.cosmos.csmt.eu), to demonstrate the technical and economical feasibility and the environmental benefits deriving by the combination of COSMOS production with rice husk ash (RHA) employ at an industrial scale level.
The pant was realized and the first operational test was successfully realized on 31 October 2014.
The tests directly involved five persons all the days, to tests all parameters, such as initial and temperatures, samples homogeneity, fly ash distribution and so on....
About 50 Kg of COSMOS-RICE have been produced.
The implementation consist in the possibility to make the treatment at low temperature (about 60°C) to promote silica extraction from RHA.