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Webinar: Strategies for Improving Dryer Performance

Webinar will examine common causes for lack of dryer performance and remedies

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Karl Jacob, lecturer for chemical engineering, University of MichiganImage courtesy of University of Michigan

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Karl Jacob, lecturer for chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, will present "Strategies for Improving Dryer Performance" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro webinar series.

Despite the best design intentions of dryer engineers, many dryers do not operate at top performance, falling short of moisture specification, desired product rate, or experiencing product performance issues. During this webinar, we will examine some of the more common causes for lack of dryer performance and how to remedy these issues. Some of the more common problems are air maldistribution in convection dryers, formation of solid rinds in contact dryers, balling of products, and equilibrium moisture considerations.  In each case, we will present strategies that can be practically implemented to improve dryer performance.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • The most common issues which affect dryer performance for both convective and conduction dryers.

  • How one can design for good air distribution in a dryer.

  • The causes for slow drying with vacuum batch contact dryers and potential solutions to improve performance.

Jacob retired from The Dow Chemical Co. in 2018 after 36 years, serving most recently as Fellow in Engineering Sciences. He is also founder of the Solids Processing Lab at Dow in Midland, MI. Jacob is interested in all types of particle technology problems, ranging from drying to pneumatic conveying to hopper design. He recently served as section editor for the “Solids Processing/Particle Technology” section in the 9th edition of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook. Jacob is a chemical engineering graduate of Case Western Reserve University.

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Powder Bulk Solids Staff

Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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