In this project, the tradeoff between quality and energy recovery in spray drying will be explored in order to assess the energy efficiency of spray drying and the effect of different operating conditions on the product quality and the energy use.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The condensing temperatures in a recirculation system and the inlet gas temperatures for the dryer can be adjusted to affect the product humidity and the energy use. The outcomes of this project will improve the understanding of the three-way life cycle consideration of product quality, operating energy use and embodied energy, enhancing the ability to do greenhouse gas accounting.
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 818