Artyukhova N.O.

Methodology of Energy Consumption Assessment for the Grain Materials Dryer with Shelf Elements

The article is devoted to the methodology development for the technological regimes of the drying process determining in gravity shelf dryers. This methodology is based on a joint analysis of the fluidized bed formation conditions and optimal energy costs of the process. The drying agent consumption, which provides the fluidization beginning of granular material in the apparatus, is determined analytically. A decrease of dryer’s performance depending on porosity which is beyond the operating range is shown in this article.