Research projects

Vortex Chamber Spray Dryer II

project information

Full title:

Vortex Chamber Spray Dryer II

Acronym

Vortex Chamber II

Funding/Programme

RVO/JIP

Duration

2015-2018

Partners

FrieslandCampina, ISPT, ECN, Unilever, Universite Catholique de Louvain (Be)

project description

Research on drying of granular materials in rotating fluidized beds has shown large increase in momentum, heat and mass transfer rates. Application of this concept to spray drying of food, chemicals and pharmaceutical products offers tremendous opportunities for energy saving, investment reduction and product innovation. Aim of the project  is to translate the concept of a vortex chamber spray dryer into a well-engineered unit that is ready for further scale-up and demonstration.

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