4th Edition

Handbook of Industrial Drying

Edited By Arun S. Mujumdar Copyright 2015
    1352 Pages 1075 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    By far the most commonly encountered and energy-intensive unit operation in almost all industrial sectors, industrial drying continues to attract the interest of scientists, researchers, and engineers. The Handbook of Industrial Drying, Fourth Edition not only delivers a comprehensive treatment of the current state of the art, but also serves as a consultative reference for streamlining industrial drying operations.

    New to the Fourth Edition:

    • Computational fluid dynamic simulation
    • Solar, impingement, and pulse combustion drying
    • Drying of fruits, vegetables, sugar, biomass, and coal
    • Physicochemical aspects of sludge drying
    • Life-cycle assessment of drying systems

    Covering commonly encountered dryers as well as innovative dryers with future potential, the Handbook of Industrial Drying, Fourth Edition not only details the latest developments in the field, but also explains how improvements in dryer design and operation can increase energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

    Section I - Fundamental Aspects

    Principles, Classification, and Selection of Dryers

    Arun S. Mujumdar

    Experimental Techniques in Drying

    Karoly Molnar

    Basic Process Calculations and Simulations in Drying

    Zdzisław Pakowski and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Transport Properties in the Drying of Solids

    Dimitris Marinos-Kouris and Z.B. Maroulis

    Spreadsheet-Aided Dryer Design

    Z.B. Maroulis, G.D. Saravacos, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Section II – Description of Various Dryer Types

    Indirect Dryers

    Sakamon Devahastin and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Rotary Drying

    Magdalini Krokida, Dimitris Marinos-Kouris, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Fluidized Bed Dryers

    Chung Lim Law and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Industrial Spray Drying Systems

    Iva Filkova, Li Xin Huang, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Theoretical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Spray Drying Processes

    Maksim Mezhericher, Avi Levy, and Irene Borde

    Drum Dryers

    Wan Ramli Wan Daud

    Freeze Drying

    Athanasios I. Liapis and Roberto Bruttini

    Microwave and Dielectric Drying

    Robert F. Schiffmann

    Solar Drying

    Laszlo Imre and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Spouted Bed Drying

    Elizabeth Pallai, Tibor Szentmarjay, Sachin V. Jangam, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Impingement Drying

    Arun S. Mujumdar

    Pneumatic and Flash Drying

    Irene Borde and Avi Levy

    Conveyor Dryers

    Dan Poirier

    Infrared Drying

    Cristina Ratti and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Superheated Steam Drying

    Arun S. Mujumdar

    Special Drying Techniques and Novel Dryers

    Tadeusz Kudra and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Intermittent Drying

    Karim Allaf, Sabah Mounir, Mohamed Negm, Tamara Allaf, Hanintsoa Ferrasse, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Pulse Combustion Drying

    Wu Zhonghua and Arun S Mujumdar

    Section III – Drying in Various Industrial Sectors

    Drying of Foodstuffs

    Shahab Sokhansanj and Digvir S. Jayas

    Drying of Fish and Seafood

    M. Shafiur Rahman

    Grain Drying

    Vijaya G.S. Raghavan and Venkatesh Sosle

    Grain Property Values and Their Measurement

    Digvir S. Jayas and Stefan Cenkowski

    Drying of Rice

    Somkiat Prachayawarakorn, Chaiyong Taechapairoj, Adisak Nathakaranakule, Sakamon Devahastin, and Somchart Soponronnarit

    Drying of Fruits and Vegetables

    D. K. Das Gupta and K. S. Jayaraman

    Drying of Herbal Medicines and Tea

    Guohua Chen and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Drying of Potato, Sweet Potato, and Other Roots

    Shyam S. Sablani and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Osmotic Dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables

    Piotr P. Lewicki and Andrzej Lenart

    Drying of Pharmaceutical Products

    Zdzisław Pakowski and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Drying of Nanosize Products

    Baohe Wang, Li Xin Huang, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Drying of Ceramics

    Yoshinori Itaya, Shigekatsu Mori, and Masanobu Hasatani

    Drying of Peat and Biofuels

    Roland Wimmerstedt

    Drying of Fibrous Materials

    Roger B. Keey

    Drying of Textile Products

    Wallace W. Carr, H. Stephen Lee, and Hyunyoung Ok

    Drying of Pulp and Paper

    Osman Polat and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Drying of Wood: Principles and Practices

    Patrick Perre and Roger B. Keey

    Drying of Biomass

    Shusheng Pang

    Drying in Mineral Processing

    Arun S. Mujumdar

    Dewatering and Drying of Wastewater Treatment Sludge

    Guohua Chen, Po Lock Yue, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Physicochemical Aspects of Sludge Drying

    Sachin V. Jangam, Tolga Tuncal and Arun Mujumdar

    Drying of Biotechnological Products

    Janusz Adamiec, Władysław Kaminski, Adam S. Markowski, and Czesław Strumiłło

    Drying of Coated Webs

    James Y. Hung, Richard J. Wimberger, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Drying of Polymers

    Arun S. Mujumdar and Mainul Hasan

    Drying of Enzymes

    Ana M.R. Pilosof and Virginia E. Sanchez

    Drying of Proteins

    M. Amdadul Haque and Benu Adhikari

    Product Functionality-Oriented Drying Process related to Pharmaceutical Particle Engineering

    Meng Wai Woo and Arun Mujumdar

    Drying of Coal

    Jerzy Pikon, Sachin V. Jangam, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Section IV – Miscellaneous Topics in Industrial Drying

    Dryer Feeding Systems

    Rami Y. Jumah and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Dryer Emission Control Systems

    Rami Y. Jumah and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Energy Aspects in Drying

    Czeslaw Strumillo, Peter L. Jones, and Romuald Zyłła

    Heat Pump Drying Systems

    Chou Siaw Kiang and Chua Kian Jon

    Safety Aspects of Industrial Dryers

    Adam S. Markowski and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Control of Industrial Dryers

    Rami Y. Jumah, Arun S. Mujumdar, and Vijaya G.S. Raghavan

    Solid–Liquid Separation for Pretreatment of Drying Operation

    Mompei Shirato and Masashi Iwata

    Frying of Foods

    Vassiliki Oreopoulou, Magdalini Krokida, and Dimitris Marinos-Kouris

    Use of Simprosys in Drying Flowsheet Calculations

    Z. X. Gong, Sachin V. Jangam, and Arun S. Mujumdar

    Life Cycle-Assessment of Drying Systems

    Nawshad Haque, Sachin V. Jangam, and Arun Mujumdar

    Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Aspects of Drying

    Stefan J. Kowalski and Andrzej Rybicki

    Supercritical Fluid-Assisted Drying

    Marzouk Benali and Yacine Boumghar

    Industrial Crystallization

    Seppo Palosaari, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen, and Zuoliang Sha

    Cost-Estimation Methods for Drying

    Zbigniew T. Sztabert and Tadeusz Kudra


    Arun S. Mujumdar is adjunct professor at McGill University, Montreal, and Western University, London, Canada. He earned his B.Chem.Eng with distinction from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India, and his M.Eng and Ph.D from McGill University. He is the founder/program chairman of the International Drying Symposium series. His work has been featured in over 500 refereed publications. He has authored two books, edited over 60 books, and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Drying Technology—An International Journal. He is the recipient of numerous international awards including Doctor Honoris Causa from Lodz Technical University, Poland and the University of Lyon, France. In 2014 he received the prestigious National Award for International Cooperation in Science and Technology from the Government of China.

    "This is the ‘bible’ of drying technologies, without any other comparable publications. The continuous update of the contents and contributors has maintained the book’s quality and relevance to the ongoing development of drying."
    —Prof. Bhesh Bhandari, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

    "The Fourth Edition of this handbook provides updates to the previous edition and includes 12 new chapters, which greatly increase the value of the publication. It should be emphasized that the authors of the individual chapters are specialists representing all continents of our globe, [making] the whole handbook useful in every region with different requirements and technological possibilities, especially in areas where the development of various fields of research and applications is at an early stage. … The Fourth Edition is an example of a comprehensive set of applied research and engineering knowledge which enables and facilitates implementation of innovative plans and progress in drying technologies. Twelve new chapters have been added, which include pulse combustion drying, physicochemical aspects of sludge drying, supercritical fluid-assisted drying, and life-cycle assessment of drying systems. This compendium is very well edited and highly consistent in regard to content, nomenclature, tabular data presentation, graphs, and charts, despite the fact that it was prepared by a great number of contributing experts from all over the world. I am convinced that this book can be useful for students, Ph.D students, researchers, and practitioners involved in drying technologies."
    —Janusz Adamiec, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, Poland (Retired)