An Experimental Study on the Influence of Using a Draft Tube in a Continuous Spouted Bed Dryer
2014 (English)In: Drying Technology, ISSN 0737-3937, E-ISSN 1532-2300, Vol. 32, no 5, 519-527 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Further increasing the production of processed biofuel also increases the demands on drying capacity. With the aim of increasing the heat capacity flow, experimental tests have been performed on the process of drying sawdust in a continuous spouted bed dryer with nine different draft tube designs. The results showed that a draft tube with an increased length and an increased disengagement height decreased the dry substances' flow rate throughout the dryer. The results also showed that the mass of the material in the dryer was approximately the same in all the tests. This means that the draft tubes, no matter their size, do not influence the amount of material in the dryer.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 32, no 5, 519-527 p.
Sawdust, Superheated steam, Spouted bed dryer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41535DOI: 10.1080/07373937.2013.840648ISI: 000333995000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-41535DiVA: diva2:923122