Theoretical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Spray Drying Processes

Maksim Mezhericher, Avi Levy, Irene Borde

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Particle formation technologies are utilized today in many areas, including pharmaceutical, medical and biomedical, biotechnology, chemical, optical and optoelectronic, cosmetic, printing, painting, ceramics, materials design, nutrition, and for other applications. Spray drying is one of the widely used processes for producing small particles by rapid moisture evaporation from a spray of droplets. Spray drying involves multiphase transport phenomena between drying agent, droplets and particles, and chamber boundaries. These transport phenomena occur on multiple scales because of simultaneous external and internal heat and mass transfer in each phase. Therefore, purely experimental studies would be insufcient and would not encompass all the basic physical processes, predict parametric behavior, and optimize the power consumption of spray drying. On the other hand, realistic modeling and numerical simulation of spray drying are highly demanding tasks for engineers in designing spray dryer systems and in choosing suitable operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Industrial Drying
EditorsArun S. Mujumdar
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780429169762
ISBN (Print)9781466596658
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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