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Publication Date: 2016-Jun-10

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Karin Nordström Dyvelkov: AUTHOR

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GEA PROCESS ENGINEERING A/S

Drying News

Karin Nordström Dyvelkov

June 10th 2016

This document describes a row of technologies for drying liquid feeds, pastes and solids, and for pre-

concentration of the feeds prior to drying. The technologies described in this document may be used and combined in all possible ways for all products within dairy, food, chemical, agro-chemical, energy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and many more, and are not limited in application to the ex-

amples given but are wide open for all such products.

© GEA Process Engineering A/S


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1 Table of Contents

Drying News ........................................................................................................................................... 0

2 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 2


2.1 Drying systems ......................................................................................................................... 2


2.2 Pre-concentration systems ........................................................................................................ 2


2.3 Pre-treatment ............................................................................................................................ 3


2.3.1 Crystallization buffer tank ................................................................................................... 3

3 SWIRL FLUIDIZER™ drying ............................................................................................................ 4

4 Camera technology .......................................................................................................................... 6


4.1 Visual cameras and diagnostic tools ......................................................................................... 7

5 Coffee processes ........................................................................................................................... 11

6 Bibliography ................................................................................................................................... 12

© GEA Process Engineering A/S


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2 Introduction

This document describes a row of technologies for drying liquid feeds, pastes and solids, for pre- concentration of the feeds prior to drying and for monitoring and diagnostics of drying systems. The technologies described in this document may be used and combined in all possible ways for all products within dairy, food, chemical, agro-chemical, energy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and many more, and are not limited in application to the examples given but are wide open for all such prod- ucts.

In the bibliography you will find a list of references which is a basis for and/or a supplement to this arti- cle. These references shall be considered an integrated part of this document to be incorporated by ref- erenc...