Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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CFD model-supported design of monodisperse co-current spray dryers
Maciej Jaskulski, Thi Thu Hang Tran, Evangelos Tsotsas

Last modified: 26-12-2018

Abstract


In this study the operation of spray drying chambers fitted by the multi-stream monodisperse atomizer was simulated by the previously developed CFD model of skim milk spray drying. A series of CFD simulations of skim milk monodisperse spray drying were performed. The influence of different nozzle positions, initial droplet diameters (180 μm and 167 μm) and the way of air introduction (vertical or swirling with 30° or 60° angle) on the drying process were checked. Parameters like drying air and particle residence time, wall deposition, inter-particle collisions, protein thermal deactivation, air velocity and temperature profiles were compared for each case.

Keywords: CFD, spray drying, skim milk, monodisperse atomizers, optimization.

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