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Djaeni, M. Bartels, P. Sanders, J. Straten, G. van. Van Boxtel, A.J.B, 2007, Process Integration for Food Drying with Air Dehumidified by Zeolites. Drying Technology. 25, 1, 225-239

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  • TITLE: Simulation of Countercurrent Multi-Effect Drying System

    AUTHORS: Hong Li, Lianying Wu, Xianli Wu, Yangdong Hu

    KEYWORDS: Countercurrent Drying; Multi-Effect Drying; Secondary Steam; LP

    JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol.2 No.4B, January 17, 2013

    ABSTRACT: The paper bulids a countercurrent multi-effect drying process model which can be expressed as a linear programming(LP) problem with the minimum total energy consumption as target function. Based on the model it can be conventient to solve the heat load , degree of drying and other drying parameters of each effect. And it realizes the mathematical simulation an analysis of multi-effect drying process. Such process not only reuses the secondary steam but also utilizes the high energy grade. Drying silica sand using 1-effect drying to 5-effect drying is presented as an example. The energy consumption and energy saving rate are compared by using co-current multi-effect drying and countercurrent multi-effect drying. As a summary, the countercurrent multi-effect drying is better than co-current drying. Considered the equipment investment and energy conservation, the study also concluded that the countercurrent 4-effect drying is the optimum selection, and it can save 57.6% energy compared to countercurrent 1-effect drying.