Monday, April 5, 2010

Report - Industrial Drying

In conjunction with the IEM Engineering Week, Chemical Engineering Technical Division (CETD) organised a technical talk entitled “Industrial Drying” on 21 April 2009 at IEM Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya. The talk was delivered by Associate Professor Ir Dr Law Chung Lim. 13 Members attended the talk.

Ir Dr Law stated that there are over 400 dryer types cited in the technical literature. However only about 50 types are commonly found in practice. As such, proper selection of dryer is an important topic to industrial drying. Dryer selection has long been practiced as an art rather than science depending more on prior experience and vendors’ recommendations. As drying technologies have evolved and become more diverse and complex, this has become an increasingly difficult and demanding task for the non-expert. Ir Dr Law discussed various aspects related to the selection of industrial and topics which are important to the selection and classification of industrial dryer.

Q&A session was followed after the technical talk. The whole session ended at 7.10 pm.

Reported by,

Associate Professor Ir Dr Dominic Foo

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