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Drying of Porous Materials

  • Adrian Bejan
  • Ibrahim Dincer
  • Sylvie Lorente
  • Antonio F. Miguel
  • A. Heitor Reis

Abstract

Drying is the process of thermally removing volatile substances (e.g., moisture) to yield a solid product. Mechanical methods for separating a liquid from a solid are not considered drying. When a wet solid is subjected to thermal drying, two processes occur simultaneously: transfer of energy (mostly as heat) from the surrounding environment to evaporate the surface moisture, and transfer of internal moisture to the surface of the solid and its subsequent evaporation due to the first process.

Keywords

Equilibrium Moisture Content Effective Diffusion Coefficient Moisture Transfer Liquid Diffusion Critical Moisture Content 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Bejan
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Dincer
    • 2
  • Sylvie Lorente
    • 3
  • Antonio F. Miguel
    • 4
  • A. Heitor Reis
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.School of Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  3. 3.Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Département de Génie CivilLaboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des ConstructionsToulouseFrance
  4. 4.Departamento de Fisica, Colegio Luis VerneyUniversidade de ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal

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