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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Vibrofluidized bed drying of adipic acid|
|Abstract:||Adipic acid is a white crystalline solid and is the most industrially important of all aliphatic dicarboxylic acids. Drying is the principal unit operation after its crystallization. The acid has a tendency to agglomerate when moistened, due to its high cohesiveness. The fluidization regime does not occur and the particles cannot be adequately treated in a conventional fluidized bed. This article deals with the drying of adipic acid in a vibrofluidized bed. The equipment used in the drying tests was specially designed and constructed to maintain the fluidized regime of fine particles of moistened adipic acid. The drying curves presented the constant and the falling rate periods, yielding final moisture contents that depend mainly on the drying temperature. The quality of the dried acid was also verified by the crystals' granulometric analysis, which showed breakage of crystals for drying at higher air temperatures. Results showed to be satisfactory for drying adipic acid with moisture content up to 5.1% w.b. in the vibrofluidized bed, keeping a high degree of bed homogeneity and quality of the fluidized state.|
drying of cohesive materials
|Editor:||Taylor & Francis Inc|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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