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Particulate Drying
Techniques and Industry Applications

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ISBN 9781032074672
May 12, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
216 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In the process industry, understanding the unit operation of particulate drying is imperative to yield products with desired properties and characteristics and to ensure process safety, optimal energy efficiency and drying performance, and low environmental impact. There are many techniques and tools available, which can cause confusion. Particulate Drying: Techniques and Industry Applications provides an overview of various particulate drying techniques, their advantages and limitations, industrial applications, and simple design methods.

• Covers advances in particulate drying and its importance in the process industry.

• Highlights recent developments in conventional drying techniques and new drying technologies.

• Helps readers gain insight into selecting the appropriate drying techniques for a particular product.

• Summarizes various applications from a wide range of industries, including chemical, food, pharma, biotech, polymer, mineral, and agro-industries.

• Envisages future research trends and demands in particulate drying.

This book serves as a reference for process and plant engineers as well as researchers in the fields of particulate processing, mineral processing, food processing, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering, especially those involved in the selection of drying equipment for particulate solids and R&D of drying of particulate materials.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Particulate Drying. 2. Vibrated Bed Drying. 3. Fixed Bed Drying. 4. Pneumatic and Flash Drying. 5. Drying of Particulates by Impinging Streams. 6. Drying of Suspensions and Pastes in Particulate Beds. 7. Rotary Dryers: Fluid Dynamics Aspects and Modelling. 8. Prospects for the Development of Industrial Process for Drying of Nanoformulations. 9. Superheated Steam Drying of Particulates. 10. Miscellaneous drying techniques for particulates.

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Sachin Vinayak Jangam is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. He has worked on mathematical modeling and experimental analysis of industrial drying of various products as a major part of his PhD thesis. He then worked as a research fellow at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Technology Center at NUS, developing cost-effective drying techniques for minerals. Sachin has published several research articles, review papers, book chapters on drying and related fields. He is a coauthor of a book on foundational concepts of chemical engineering and has edited several free e-books on drying. Sachin’s current work focuses on drying, energy minimization, and pedagogy in chemical engineering education. He has been an assistant editor of the archival journal Drying Technology (Taylor & Francis) since 2015.

Chung Lim Law is Professor and Head of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in 2004 from the National University of Malaysia and a Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2010. Chung Lim Law has more than 20 years of experience in research and development in drying especially particulate drying and low temperature drying. Over the years, he has conducted research works on topics related to preservation and retention of bio-active ingredients of dehydrated bioproducts, food products, and herbal products. His research also focuses on hybrid drying, 2-stage drying fluidized bed drying, heat pump drying, and intermittent drying. From 2014 to 2018 he was an assistant and associate editor of the archival journal Drying Technology (Taylor & Francis).

Shivanand Shankarrao Shirkole is Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, ICT-IOC Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar, India. He pursued his PhD in 2020 from the Department of Food Process Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He has more than 4 years of industrial experience as a Plant Engineer at a Hyderabad-based Multi-Crop Seed Conditioning Plant. His broad areas of research are low moisture food safety and thermal processing of food. Presently he is working on sustainable technologies for food and agri-products. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India), NIT Rourkela chapter, and working as an associate editor for the journal Drying Technology (Taylor & Francis).