Wet material is dispersed into a stream of heated air (or gas) which conveys it through a drying duct. Using the heat from the airstream, the material dries as it is conveyed. Product is separated using cyclones, and/or bag filters. Typically, cyclones are followed by scrubbers or bag filters for final cleaning of the exhaust gases to meet current emission requirements.
For even greater thermal efficiency and where inertization is required, recycling of exhaust gases can be used. This partial gas recycle (PGR) configuration can be implemented on all our airstream drying systems as well as retrofitted on customer's existing drying operations.
Flash dryers have been used to dry products in many industries including agrifood, chemical, mineral. A broad range of feed materials including powders, cakes, granules, flakes, pastes, gels, and slurries can be processed. For slurries, pastes, or sticky materials, backmixing of the wet feed with a portion of dry product to produce a suitable conditioned material is required.