Experimental study of the heat and mass transfer during drying in a fluidized bed dryer

Alvarez, P; Shene C.

Keywords: heat, mass, drying, Transfer


Drying curves obtained in a pilot-scale fluidized bed dryer using biological source solids (sawdust, soya and fish meal) were used to estimate the parameters involved in heat and mass transfer phenomenas: heat transfer coefficient and moisture diffusivity coefficient. Parameters involved in mass transfer were estimated from drying models based on diffusional mechanisms and others that in addition consider internal and external resistance to the mass transfer. The estimated effective diffusivity coefficient was between 2×10-11 to 1×10 (m2/s) for the considered products. Heat transfer coefficient was estimated from drying data points in the constant drying rate period when the external resistance to the mass transfer controls the process.

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Título de la Revista: DRYING TECHNOLOGY
Volumen: 14
Número: 3-4
Fecha de publicación: 1996
Página de inicio: 701
Página final: 718
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