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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(5): 346-351 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.132

Effect of Distributor-Orifice on Drying Kineticsin a Fluidized Bed Drier (EDODKFBD)

Harekrushna Sutar and Abanti Sahoo

Abstract—The drying characteristics of tea-particles have been analyzed in a fluidized bed drier with different orifice sizes while keeping the number of orifices constant. The experiment has been conducted in a fluidized bed drier having 5 cm inner diameter and 80 cm height with four number of distributors of different orifice sizes. In each experimental run the tea-particles have initial moisture content of 13.38 % on dry weight basis. The initial static bed height and air flow rate are kept constant. Hot air is used as the heating medium, air temperatures are varied for 40, 50 and 60 degree centigrade in the present study. The weight of the tea-particles is measured in 10 minute time interval for total drying time of 130 minutes. The amounts of moisture removed are calculated each time. The drying constants are calculated for different distributors for different temperatures. The experimental results show that the drying rate increases with the orifice size up to a specific limit, after which it starts to fall thereby indicating the effect of other pre-dominant parameters.

Index Terms—Fluidized bed drier, drying kinetics, dryingconstant and distributor orifice.

Harekrushna Sutar is pursuing PhD in IIT Kanpur, India from 20th July, 2011 (E-mail:
Abanti Sahoo is with the Department of Chemical Engineering, NationalInstitute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa, India. (


Cite: Harekrushna Sutar and Abanti Sahoo, "Effect of Distributor-Orifice on Drying Kineticsin a Fluidized Bed Drier (EDODKFBD)," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 346-351, 2011.

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