The capability of spray drying installations is determined by the type of chamber and by the type and combination of the components incorporated. Any modern spray drying installation must have the components as given in chapter 4. What makes the difference between various installations as to their ability to fulfil the qualitative and economical requirements is the type of after treatment system utilized and mutual compatibility of the components selected. From this point of view, spray drying installations can be divided into single-stage, two-stage, three-stage (like GEA Niro´s MSD™ plant) and special systems. Furthermore, depending again on the type of individual components, installations can be distinguished by their ability to produce either regular (non-agglomerated) powders or agglomerated products.
The flow sheets of the individual installations in this section are presented with the main components drawn only by symbols, which are self-explanatory. Obviously all installations can have additional components such as bag filters, heat recuperation etc.
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Handbook of Milk Powder Manufacture
The Handbook of Milk Powder Manufacture is a valuable reference book for dairy processing engineers wanting to take a deeper look at the complex world of milk powder processing.