Journal of engineering physics

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 119–123 | Cite as

Investigation of the mechanism of radiative-convective drying of colloidal capillary-porous materials using radioactive tracers

  • N. I. Gamayunov
  • V. I. Smirnov


Radioactive tracers have been used to study the process of layerwise drying of crumbled material. The dependence of evaporation zone penetration on the maximum drying rate has been established, and the phase composition of the transferred moisture has been determined.


Evaporation Statistical Physic Phase Composition Radioactive Tracer Evaporation Zone 
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moisture content, kg/kg


drying time, hr


drying rate, kg/kg·hr


maximum drying rate, kg/kg·hr


distance from surface of material dried, mm


initial specific activity of material, counts/min


specific activity of material after passage of a certain drying time, counts/min


specific charge of material in terms of absolutely dry substance, kg//m2


amount of moisture transferred from material dried to ground as a result of thermal moisture conduction, kg/m2·hr


fraction of total amount of moisture transferred to ground in time τ, %


i andf

initial and final moisture content


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. I. Gamayunov
    • 1
  • V. I. Smirnov
    • 1
  1. 1.Kalinin Polytechnic InstituteUSSR

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