Scale-up of steam-drying

Owen E. Potter, C. Beeby

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The possibility of drying in superheated steam or superheat4 solvent vapour has knru lised for a long time but praclised very Linle. Rccenc advanwhave led to predictions of npid gmwch of steam-drying applications. Most of these exhibit remarkable energy-savings over conventional plant and reductions in cost which make atwctivc the installatian of steamdrying plant even wichout “Greenhouse” considerations. Given chis pw~phot ential, it is ersential to hink about those aspecrs of scale-up particular to steam-drying. This paper looks at chc variery of potential steam-drying plant and related scale-up problems. while recognising chat each parricuiar, cygeo f plant requires more individual consideration dmc an be addressed in this brief Ppa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-215
Number of pages37
JournalDrying Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994


  • Beds
  • Cfluidization
  • Compression
  • Condensation
  • Feeding
  • Heat-transfer
  • Packed
  • Particles
  • Steam
  • Stirred beds
  • Superheat

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