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Drum Drying | Roll Drying, Particle Processing | AVEKA

Drum Drying

Drum Drying also known as Roll Drying is a continuous process that creates dry powders and flakes from a liquid feedstock. The liquid feed is sprayed onto or in between two rotating drums. The drums are heated internally with steam to increase the surface temperature. As the material is sprayed onto the drums, it sticks and dries to the surface. To obtain the desired specifications, the drum’s rotation speed, steam pressure and the gap between the drums can be varied. The dried material is peeled from the drums using a knife system. The release profile will differ based on the material characteristics. Some materials will dry into a powder, others as flakes, and some will coil up as a cigar roll before full separation from the drum. Once the material releases, an inline hammer mill will reduce the size down to the desired particle size. The final powder is then transferred to a bag-house and conveyed through a screener, where it is finally packaged into bags or boxes.

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