Choosing a dryer: Dryer types and selection steps
If you're choosing a dryer for your process, you should know how drying works and what dryer types are available. This article provides basic drying information and describes several common dryers, including how they operate and how they're applied. Steps in choosing a dryer are also described.
Most processes that produce solids or powders use a drying step. Drying has several advantages: It reduces a material's mass so handling and shipping are easier, it increases a material's stability to prevent damage during shipping; it recovers valuable reagents or by-products; and it removes toxic or noxious liquids.