Alaqua - Worldwide Provider of Evaporators Systems, Solvent Recovery Systems, Crystalizers, Heat Exchangers, Distillation Equipment, Clarifiers, and Spray Dryers  


Alaqua
7004 Boulevard East,
Suite 28A,
Guttenberg, NJ USA 07093

Tel: 201 758 1577
Fax: 201 758 1522


If you would like to learn more about Alaqua's Evaporators Systems, Solvent Recovery Systems, Crystalizers, Heat Exchangers, Distillation Equipment, and Spray Dryers, contact our office today.



Spray Dryers

What is a Spray Dryer?


A spray dryer, as the name implies, is a device for drying, utilizing a spray.

A spray dryer mixes a heated gas with an atomized (sprayed) liquid stream within a vessel (drying chamber) to accomplish evaporation and produce a free flowing dry powder with a controlled average particle size.

The unit operation of spray drying includes the following key components:

The unique feature of a spray dryer is the surface area per unit weight generated by atomization of the liquid feed.  It is this fact that enables a spray dryer to work.  For example, feed atomized to 100 micron average droplet size generates approximately 15,400 ft2/lb of surface area.  The same feed atomized to an average of 20 micron generates approximately 77,021 ft2/lb!  This is like spreading one gallon of feed over 14 football fields!

   

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