Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Measuring REA-based drying kinetics through temperature-moisture content relationship
Xiao Dong Chen, Aditya Putranto

Last modified: 02-01-2019


The reaction engineering approach (REA) has been proposed and implemented for modeling a number of challenging drying cases. While the modeling is simple and accurate, it is effective to generate the drying parameters. The relative activation energy is the fingerprint of the REA which describes the changes of internal behaviors inside the materials during drying. In this paper, a new method, based on combined heat and mass balance, is proposed and implemented to retrieve the relative activation energy of flat materials. The results indicate that the new approach can be used to retrieve well the activation energy of flat materials. The relative activation energy retrieved by the new approach is independent on the external drying conditions. This new approach can also potentially be used to evaluate the change of surface area of materials during drying

Keywords: reaction engineering approach (REA);, modeling; relative activation energy; mass transfer;, heat transfer


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