The first comprehensive book on intermittent drying, Intermittent and Nonstationary Drying Technologies: Principles and Applications demonstrates the benefits of this process and covers key issues, including technologies, effect of operating parameters, mathematical modelling, energy-efficiency, and product quality. It discusses such topics as periodic drying, conventional and intermittent food drying processes and food quality, relationship among intermittency of drying, microstructural changes, and food quality, microwave assisted pulsed fluidized and spouted bed drying, and cellular level water distribution. Aimed at food engineers, chemical product engineers, pharmaceutical engineers and technologists, plant design engineers, and researchers and students in these areas, this useful reference helps readers:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Developments in Intermittent and Nonstationary Drying Technologies
Chapter 2: Effect of Periodic Drying on Energy Utilization, Product Quality and Drying Time
Chapter 3: Conventional and Intermittent Food Drying Processes and the Effect on Food Quality
Chapter 4: Influence of Process Parameters Variation on Hybrid Nonstationary Drying
Chapter 5: Effects of Process Conditions of Intermittent Drying on Quality of Food Materials
Chapter 6: Relationship between Intermittency of Drying, Microstructural Changes, and Food Quality
Chapter 7: Microwave Assisted Pulsed Fluidized and Spouted Bed Drying
Chapter 8: Mathematical Modeling of Intermittent Drying
Chapter 9: Cellular Level Water Distribution and Its Investigation Techniques
Chapter 10: Multiscale Modelling in Intermittent Drying
Dr. Azharul Karim is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He earned his B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh (CUET) and Masters’ degree (by research, Mechanical) from National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his PhD from Melbourne University in 2007. Through his scholarly, innovative, high-quality research, he has established a national and international standing. His excellence in research has been demonstrated by development of many innovative new products, 2 international patents, 142 high-quality refereed publications (including 57 journal papers, 2 books and 12 book chapters), 13 research grants amounting A$3.1 million including one highly competitive Advanced Queensland fellowship, and being invited by reputed universities for seminars and establishment of national and international research collaboration. Dr. Karim’s innovative product development capability is well recognised. He developed an ultrasonic washing machine and ultrasonic dishwasher (both patented), highly efficient v-grove solar thermal collector for drying applications, stratified thermal storage for air-conditioning systems, intermittent microwave assisted convective dryer, and intermittent microwave heat pump dryers. Dr. Karim’s papers are highly cited. In last 5 years, 12 of his papers have attracted about 1200 citations. Dr. Karim serves as an assistant editor for Drying Technology, a journal published by Taylor & Francis. He is also an editorial board member of International Journal of Food Properties.
Chung Lim Law, Ph. D. is Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He serves as Head of Department of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Chung Lim received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the National University of Malaysia as well as his Ph.D. from the same university under the supervision of Professor Wan Ramli Wan Daud. He has worked on fluidized bed drying technology for many years and has extended his interest in drying research to heat pump-assisted drying and low-temperature drying. His recent research activities include drying of herbal product using heat pump-assisted solar drying and heat pump-assisted drying, edible birdnest drying using low-temperature drying technique. He has recently completed an industrial project in fabricating and installing an industrial-scale heat pump drying system for the drying of medical grade filter paper. Chung Lim serves as an associate editor for Drying Technology, a journal published by Taylor & Francis. He is an assessor in accrediting chemical engineering programmes in Malaysia. He also serves the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) Malaysian Board and Chair the Malaysia Professional Formation Forum.