Transport of Solids through Rotary Dryers with Flights of Two and Three Segments
Rotary dryers are commonly used to dry particulate in a range of food and mineral processing industries. The purpose of this work was to study the design and performance of a rotary dryer. It was evaluated the number of flights and operational conditions that corresponding to the optimal performance for the equipment. A set of equations to predict the solids holdup in flights with three and two segments was also evaluated. Their predictions were compared to measurements performed with a pilot plant rotary dryer. The equation generated very accurate estimations.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
E.B. Arruda et al., "Transport of Solids through Rotary Dryers with Flights of Two and Three Segments", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 591-593, pp. 368-373, 2008