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Title: The contact factor for dryer performance and design
Authors: Chou, S.K. 
Hawlader, M.N.A. 
Ho, J.C. 
Chua, K.J. 
Keywords: Contact factor
Heat pump drying
Multi-stage drying
Issue Date: Nov-1999
Citation: Chou, S.K.,Hawlader, M.N.A.,Ho, J.C.,Chua, K.J. (1999-11). The contact factor for dryer performance and design. International Journal of Energy Research 23 (14) : 1277-1291. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We describe an approach using the contact factor (CF) as the dryer performance and design parameter. The CF is calculated using known drying variables with a view to minimizing the drying costs. An algorithm to obtain the 'economic' CF for drying is presented. Besides being a design parameter of single-stage dryers, the CF is a useful parameter in determining the schedule of cascade dryers in multi-stage drying. We demonstrate the dryer component selection process using a set of design charts for heat pump dryers. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Source Title: International Journal of Energy Research
ISSN: 0363907X
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