Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0196-8904(02)00143-7
Title: On the use of contact factor parameter to optimize drying operations
Authors: Chou, S.K. 
Chua, K.J. 
Lee, S.M.
Keywords: Drying
Energy consumption
Optimization methodology
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Source: Chou, S.K., Chua, K.J., Lee, S.M. (2003-06). On the use of contact factor parameter to optimize drying operations. Energy Conversion and Management 44 (9) : 1451-1464. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0196-8904(02)00143-7
Abstract: An optimization procedure for heat pump drying via an air side process parameter, known as contact factor (CF), for single and multi-chamber drying is presented. Dimensionless functional parameters have been developed and studied to correlate the CF parameter. Incorporating these dimensionless parameters to an existing validated tunnel dryer model, an "economic" CF value can be determined, which allows one to optimize the dryer performance through judicious selection of the drying conditions. Optimization algorithms are presented for both single and multi-stage drying to minimize the costs for drying operations. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Energy Conversion and Management
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/61000
ISSN: 01968904
DOI: 10.1016/S0196-8904(02)00143-7
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

2
checked on Dec 6, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

2
checked on Nov 17, 2017

Page view(s)

15
checked on Dec 10, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.