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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Drying of a Porous Material in a Pulsed Fluid Bed Dryer: The Influences of Temperature, Frequency of Pulsation, and Air Flow Rate
Author: Nitz, M
Taranto, OP
Abstract: In this work, a four-section pulsed fluid bed apparatus with a 0.18m2 cross-section area was used to investigate the influence of pulsed-fluidization variables on the drying process of molecular sieves, a test material that was chosen because it presents an initial constant drying rate period. A two-level factorial design was developed to evaluate the influences of the inlet gas temperature40 and 70Cthe frequency of pulsation250 and 900rpmand the air flow rate500 and 600 m3(STP)/hon the drying rate. In addition, a comparison was made between the drying rates achieved with conventional and pulsed fluidization. Results showed that all the investigated variables affect the drying rate. Moreover, drying rates with conventional fluidization are considerably higher, which shows that one must expect a lower drying rate when pulsation is used in a drying process controlled by the external evaporation. Concerning fluid dynamics, this work also analyzed the influence of the frequency of pulsation on the pressure drop across the bed. The higher the frequency, the higher the pressure drop. That result can be explained by the reduction of channeling.
Subject: Drying
Drying kinetics
Factorial design
Fluid dynamics
Pulsed fluidization
Country: EUA
Editor: Taylor & Francis Inc
Citation: Drying Technology. Taylor & Francis Inc, v. 27, n. 2, n. 212, n. 219, 2009.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/07373930802603466
Date Issue: 2009
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