The purpose of a fluid bed dryer is to make a solid behave as a fluid. This is usually accomplished by introducing pressurized fluid through particulate medium. After this, the medium will have many similar characteristics and properties as fluids, such as the ability to free flow under gravity. One of the several applications fluidized beds are utilized for is chemical reactors. Some advantages of using a fluidized bed include uniform particle mixing and Continue reading
When hiking and going on long camping trips, space efficiency is important. There is only so much room available to store clothes, food and camping equipment. A common remedy as far as food is concerned is to buy food that has been dried into a powder that can be pack tightly. To turn the powder into a meal, you just Continue reading
Industrial dryer image courtesy of Patterson Industries.
There are a lot of similarities between the dryer that I use to dry my clothes and a dryer that might be used to dry large quantities of granular industrial ingredients. Consider the example of an industrial rotary dryer. A rotary dryer is a large tube that’s positioned at a downward sloping angle between a feeding mechanism (which is also often equipped with the rotary drive) and a receiving mechanism. The tube itself is made to rotate, and hot air is forced through the tube, which causes the Continue reading