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4th Edition

Handbook of Industrial Drying

Edited By

Arun S. Mujumdar

ISBN 9781466596658
Published July 11, 2014 by CRC Press
1352 Pages 1075 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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)