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Modern Drying Technology, 5 Volume Set

Evangelos Tsotsas (Editor), Arun S. Mujumdar (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-31554-3 February 2014 1984 Pages


These five-volume series provide a comprehensive overview of all important aspects of drying technology like computational tools at different scales (Volume 1), modern experimental and analytical techniques (Volume 2), product quality and formulation (Volume 3), energy savings (Volume 4) and process intensification (Volume 5)

  • Based on high-level cutting-edge results contributed by internationally recognized experts in the various treated fields, this book series will help engineers achieve greater efficiency for an unavoidable, yet vital process
  • Located at the intersection of the two main approaches in modern chemical engineering, product engineering and process systems engineering, the series brings theory into practice in order to improve the quality of high-value dried products, save energy, and cut the costs of drying processes

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Individual volumes:

Volume 1 - Modern Drying Technology, Computational Tools at Different Scales

Volume 1: Diverse model types for the drying of products and the design of drying processes (short-cut methods, homogenized, pore network, and continuous thermo-mechanical approaches) are treated, along with computational fluid dynamics, population balances, and process systems simulation tools. Emphasis is put on scale transitions.


Volume 2 - Modern Drying Technology: Experimental Techniques

Volume 2: Comprises experimental methods used in various industries and in research in order to design and control drying processes, measure moisture and moisture distributions, characterize particulate material and the internal micro-structure of dried products, and investigate the behavior of particle systems in drying equipment. Key topics include acoustic levitation, near-infrared spectral imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray tomography, and positron emission tracking.


Volume 3 - Modern Drying Technology: Product Quality and Formulation

Volume 3: Discusses how desired properties of foods, biomaterials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and fragile aerogels can be preserved during drying, and how spray drying and spray fluidized bed processes can be used for particle formation and formulation. Methods for monitoring product quality, such as process analytical technology, and modeling tools, such as Monte Carlo simulations, discrete particle modeling and neural networks, are presented with real examples from industry and academia.


Volume 4 - Modern Drying Technology: Energy Savings

Volume 4: Deals with the reduction of energy demand in various drying processes and areas, highlighting the following topics: Energy analysis of dryers, efficient solid-liquid separation techniques, osmotic dehydration, heat pump assisted drying, zeolite usage, solar drying, drying and heat treatment for solid wood and other biomass sources, and sludge thermal processing.

Volume 5 - Process Intensification

Volume 5: Dedicated to process intensification by more efficient distribution and flow of the drying medium, foaming, controlled freezing, and the application of superheated steam, infrared radiation, microwaves, power ultrasound and pulsed electric fields. Process efficiency is treated in conjunction with the quality of sensitive products, such as foods, for a variety of hybrid and combined drying processes.

Comprehensive Drying Models Based on Volume Averaging, Background, Application and Perspective
Pore-Network Models: A Powerful Tool to Study Drying at the Pore Level and Understand the Influence of Structure on Drying Kinetics
Continuous Thermomechanical Models Using Volume-Averaging Theory
Continuous Thermomechanical Model Using the Theory of Mixtures
CFD in Drying Technology -
Spray-Dryer Simulation
Numerical Methods on Population Balances
Process-Systems Simulation Tool

Measurement of Average Moisture Content and Drying Kinetics for Single Particles, Droplets and Dryers
Near-Infrared Spectral Imaging for Visualization of Moisture Distribution in Foods
Use of X-Ray Tomography for Drying-Related Applications
Measuring Techniques for Particle Formulation Processes
Determination of Physical Properties of Fine Particles, Nanoparticles and Particle Beds

Quality Changes in Food Materials as Influenced by Drying Processes
Impact of Drying on the Mechanical Properties and Crack Formation in Rice
Characterization and Control of Physical Quality Factors During Freeze-Drying of Pharmaceuticals in Vials
In-Line Product Quality Control of Pharmaceuticals in Freeze-Drying Processes
Understanding and Preventing Structural Changes During Drying of Gels
Morphology and Properties of Spray-Dried Particles
Particle Formulation in Spray Fluidized Beds

Fundamentals of Energy Analysis of Dryers
Mechanical Solid-Liquid Separation Processes and Techniques
Energy Considerations is Osmotic Dehydration
Heat Pump Assisted Drying Technology -
Overview with Focus on Energy, Environment and Product Quality
Zeolites for Reducing Drying Energy Usage
Solar Drying
Energy Issues of Drying and Heat Treatment for Solid Wood and Other Biomass Sources
Efficient Sludge Thermal Processing: From Drying to Thermal Valorization

Impinging Jet Drying
Pulse Combustion Drying
Superheated Steam Drying of Foods and Biomaterials
Intensification of Fluidized-Bed Processes for Drying and Formulation
Intensification of Freeze-Drying for the Pharmaceutical and Food Industries
Drying of Foamed Materials
Process-Induced Minimization of Mass Transfer Barrier for Improved Drying
Drying Assisted Power Ultrasound
Microwave-Assisted Drying of Foods -
Equipment, Process and Product Quality
Infrared Drying