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Modern Drying Technology, Volume 4: Energy Savings

Modern Drying Technology, Volume 4: Energy Savings

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

ISBN: 978-3-527-63168-1

Jan 2012

376 pages

Description

This five-volume series provides a comprehensive overview of all important aspects of modern drying technology, concentrating on the transfer of cutting-edge research results to industrial use.

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.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENERGY ANALYSIS OF DRYERS
Introduction
Energy in Industrial Drying
Fundamentals of Dryer Energy Usage
Setting Targets for Energy Reduction
Classification of Energy Reduction Methods
Case Study
Conclusions

MECHANICAL SOLID-LIQUID SEPARATION PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES
Introduction and Overview
Density Separation Processes
Filtration
Enhancement of Separation Processes by Additional Electric or Magnetic Forces
Mechanical/Thermal Hybrid Processes
Important Aspects of Efficient Solid-Liquid Separation Processes
Conclusions

ENERGY CONSIDERATIONS IS OSMOTIC DEHYDRATION
Scope
Introduction
Mass Transfer Kinetics
Modeling of Osmotic Dehydration
Osmotic Dehydration -
Two Major Issues
Conclusions

HEAT PUMP ASSISTED DRYING TECHNOLOGY -
OVERVIEW WITH FOCUS ON ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND PRODUCT QUALITY
Introduction
Heat Pump Drying System -
Fundamentals
Various Configurations/Layout of a HPD
Heat Pumps -
Diverse Options and Advances
Miscellaneous Heat Pump Drying Systems
Applications of Heat Pump Drying
Sizing of Heat Pump Dryer Components
Future Research and Development Needs in Heat Pump Drying

ZEOLITES FOR REDUCING DRYING ENERGY USAGE
Introduction
Zeolite as an Adsorption Material
Using Zeolites in Drying Systems
Energy Efficiency and Heat Recovery
Realization of Adsorption Dryer Systems
Cases
Economic Considerations
Perspectives

SOLAR DRYING
Introduction
Solar Radiation
Solar Air Heaters
Design and Function of Solar Dryers
Solar Drying Kinetics
Control Strategies for Solar Dryers
Economic Feasibility of Solar Drying
Conclusions and Outlook

ENERGY ISSUES OF DRYING AND HEAT TREATMENT FOR SOLID WOOD AND OTHER BIOMASS SOURCES
Introduction
Wood and Biomass as a Source of Renewable Material and Energy
Energy Consumption and Energy Savings in the Drying of Solid Wood
Preconditioning of Biomass as a Source of Energy: Drying and Heat Treatment
Conclusions

EFFICIENT SLUDGE THERMAL PROCESSING: FROM DRYING TO THERMAL VALORIZATION
Introduction to the Sludge Context
Sludge Drying Technologies
Energy Efficiency of Sludge Drying Processes
Thermal Valorization of Sewage Sludge
Energy Efficiency of Thermal Valorization Routes
Conclusions

“All in all, the book covers a wide range of strategies for energy savings that may be embraced in various drying applications for a broad range of substances. This book covers the state-of-the-art methods and ideas for energy savings in all aspects related to drying technology, from fundamentals to applications. These innovative ideas can be adopted and implemented by engineers and developers who are active in the field of drying technology.”  (Drying Technology, 1 May 2014)

"This five-volume series provides a comprehensive overview of all important aspects of modern drying technology, concentrating on the transfer of cutting-edge research results to industrial use." (ETDE Energy Database, 2012)