1st Edition

Superheated Steam Drying Technology for Improved Sustainability and Quality

    232 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Superheated Steam Drying is a guide to selecting the appropriate type of superheated steam drying (SSD) as per operational techniques, including steam oven dryers, rotary drum dryers, tray dryers, flash dryers, and fluidized bed dryers. With studies on hybrid drying technologies with SSD, the book assesses future needs and opportunities for industry adoption and further innovation.

    SSD has long been recognized for the several major advantages it offers over other convective dryers, including high energy efficiency by utilization of energy in the exhaust steam, higher product quality due to absence of oxygen, and avoidance of fire and explosion hazards. It covers SSD technologies for various industrial sectors and mathematical modeling approaches to help with design and scale-up. The effects of SSD on drying kinetics, as well as product quality, are discussed with real-world examples.

    The book serves as a useful reference for technicians, graduate students, and researchers in the field of drying technology. It can also be used in courses on Industrial Drying, Processing and Drying of Food, Advanced Drying Technology, and Superheated Steam Drying.

    1. Introduction.  2. Basics of Superheated Steam Drying.  3. Superheated Steam Drying for Biological Products.  4. Lab/Pilot Scale or Commercial SSD Systems.  5. Low-Pressure SSD (LPSSD).  6. Integration of SSD with Other Drying Technology.  7. Modeling of SSD and LPSSD.  8. Advances, Prospects, and Global Market Demands: SSD.  


    Mukund Haribhau Bade holds a PhD in energy modeling and process integration from Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. He has over 24 years of teaching and research experience in various technical institutes. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SV National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India. His main research interests are energy management, energy analysis and modeling, pinch analysis, drying technology including superheated steam drying, and pump as turbine for micro-hydro applications, etc. He has published more than 50 articles in reputed international journals and conferences. He works as a reviewer for many reputed journals, like Energy Conversion and Management, Drying Technology, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, etc. In addition, he is also working on funded projects related to energy analysis and modeling for performance enhancements including textile dryers. He has mentored over four PhD students and guided projects of many master and undergraduate students.

    Sachin Vinayak Jangam is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular 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. He 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 edited several free e-books on drying. His current work focuses on drying, energy minimization, and pedagogy in chemical engineering education. He has been part of the editorial team of the archival journal Drying Technology (Taylor & Francis) since 2015.

    Arun Sadashiv Mujumdar holds a PhD in chemical engineering from McGill University, Canada, and Doctor Honoris Causa from Lodz Technical University, Poland, University of Lyon, France, and Western University, Canada. He was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS), following a long tenure as Professor of Chemical Engineering at McGill University, Canada. He has mentored over 100 PhD students at several universities and published over 600 peer reviewed papers which have attracted over 55,000 citations. He is author of three books and 70 edited books on heat and mass transfer, drying and mathematical modeling in transport processes. He holds honorary professorships in several universities. His research areas are transport phenomena, thermal management of fuel cells and battery stacks, energy systems, dewatering and drying and innovative drying processes in diverse industries, including foods, paper, products of biological origin, minerals, pharmaceuticals, sludge, etc.