Chapter 33. Drying

33.0 Chapter Objectives

On completion of this chapter, a student should be able to:

  • Explain the overall process of drying and provide examples of industrial applications

  • List different types of drying equipment and explain how they work

  • Calculate the humidity (moisture content) of an air-water vapor using vapor-pressure data, a humidity chart, and the wet bulb temperature

  • Explain the concept of equilibrium moisture content in different materials

  • Explain the difference between falling and constant drying-rate periods

  • Use drying-rate curves to determine the falling and constant rate periods, as well as to calculate the required drying time for a process

  • Calculate the required heat-transfer coefficients during drying processes ...

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