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Measurement of Drying Rates in a Domestic Scale Fluidized Bed Dryer


Volume 25, Issue 2, July 2016, Pages 383–389

 Measurement of Drying Rates in a Domestic Scale Fluidized Bed Dryer

D. Abhiram, M. Mithun Kumar, G. Siva Santosh Kumar, and M. Sreekanth

Original language: English

Received 12 May 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


A domestic scale fluidized bed dryer is designed, fabricated and used to measure the drying rates of wood chips and ground nuts at various operating conditions. Experiments were conducted at two different bed temperatures viz. 100C and 115C and also at three different fluidization velocities. The design was carried out using SOLIDWORKS and fabrication was done in a workshop using most basic processes. The purpose of keeping the cost of the facility was achieved. Different drying rates at different times, conditions, and materials were noticed. Drying times were lower for higher fluidization velocities and also at higher bed temperature. However, the influence of fluidization velocity is found to be greater than bed temperatures.

Author Keywords: Drying, Kinetics, Domestic, Fluidized Bed, Wood, Ground Nut.


How to Cite this Article


D. Abhiram, M. Mithun Kumar, G. Siva Santosh Kumar, and M. Sreekanth, “Measurement of Drying Rates in a Domestic Scale Fluidized Bed Dryer,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 383–389, July 2016.