Solids Processing and Particle Technology: Principles of Drying - Theory and Practice

Originally delivered Sep 7, 2011
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Drying is a commonly used unit operation in the process industry and is responsible for a significant amount of energy usage. Yet drying often results in both process inefficiencies, usually manifest as lack of production rate, or poor product attributes such as out of specification moisture and particle properties. These properties may include taste, texture, color, etc.

This webinar outlines the basics of drying and reviews the characteristics of the most commonly used dryers.The concept of generation and use of drying data for scale-up is examined in detail for both convective and contact dryers with particular emphasis on the use of the single particle drying curve. Lastly, since dryers usually operate as part of a larger system, the impact and selection of the ancillary equipment is discussed and its role in design of a successfully drying system.


Karl V. Jacob

Karl V. Jacob is Research Scientist/Technical Leader in Engineering Sciences at The Dow Chemical Company. He is also founder of the Solids Processing Lab at Dow in Midland, Michigan. For the last three decades, he has worked on a vast array of particle technology problems, with particular expertise in silo/hopper design, powder mechanics, pneumatic conveying, particle engineering and drying.   Karl Jacob is a chemical engineering graduate of Case Western Reserve University. He is a former member of the AIChE Board of Directors and a past chair of the Particle Technology Forum.Read more

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