Principles and Practice

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: R. B. Keey
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146331

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Drying Principles and Practice presents the fundamental principles that underlie drying arts as a basis for explaining the behavior of a drying plant. This book begins with an introductory chapter, followed by an account of the phenomena that causes the influence of moisture on its host material and manner in which moisture may be expelled by heat into the humid surroundings. The quantitative description of the way a moist material dries and how it dries under commercial conditions are also provided. The remainder of this text is devoted to surveying less-common methods of drying, moisture-measurement techniques, dryer-control systems, and aspects of the choice and design of industrial dryers. This publication is valuable to engineers, but is also a good source for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students engaged in studies of heat with mass transfer.

Table of Contents

  • Major Topics




    Approximate Values of Some Common Properties

    1. Introduction

    2. Moisture-Solid Relationships

    3. Transport Phenomena

    4. Heat Transfer

    5. Migration of Moisture in Solids

    6. Evaporation and Humidification

    7. Drying under Constant External Conditions

    8. Batch Drying

    9. Continuous Drying

    10. Less-Common Drying Methods

    11. Measurement and Control

    12. Engineering

    Conversion Factors


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146331

About the Author

R. B. Keey

About the Editor

P. V. Danckwerts

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cambridge, UK

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