Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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CFD study of air flow patterns and droplet trajectories in a lab scale vortex chamber spray dryer
Umair Jamil Ur Rahman, Ilias Baiazitov, Artur Pozarlik, Gerrit Brem

Last modified: 02-01-2019


In order to develop an alternative spray drying technology, a high drying rate in a smaller volume must be achieved. In this paper, results of CFD study are presented, carried out to investigate the possibility of spray drying in a novel design vortex chamber. The model is validated against experimental data, that makes a good agreement with an average error of 7% with only air and 24% with water spray. Results of temperature fields and droplet impact positions are discussed. The computations demonstrate that vortex chamber spray dryer can be an attractive solution for drying technology.

Keywords: CFD; spray drying; vortex chamber; atomization;


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