Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Experimental investigation of drying of malt bagasse
B. D. Zorzi, K. Machry, P. Krolow, C. M. Moura, E. G. Oliveira, G. S. Rosa

Last modified: 02-01-2019


The aim of this work was to investigate the convective drying process of malt bagasse and to evaluate the influence of this process on the application of this residue as adsorbent in methylene blue removel by adsorption process. The experimental system for drying was a fixed bed dryer with parallel airflow, with operating conditions: air temperature in the range of 40 to 90 oC and air veocity of 2 m/s. The adsorption experiments were perfomed with solution of methylene blue at 70 ppmconcentration. The drying kinetics showed a constant drying rate period followed by a falling drying rate. The results obtained for the dye removal efficiency were 56% for in natura sample and in the range of 81.69% to 93.99% for dried samples.

Keywords: dryin; malt bagasse; adsorption

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