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Title: Dehydration project report

Catalytic Industrial Group became interested in the ability to use its catalytic infrared technology for the removal of moisture in substances after having had very positive experience in removing moisture from water-based coatings which are becoming increasingly popular as industry strives to comply with clean air mandates. The first attempts were crude but showed that the moisture could be removed, and intriguing enough that they started to think about a conveying-based system that would remove moisture from products. The initial tests were designed around sawdust. The authors felt that the market in particleboard and in the MDF board by itself justified the research into this concept. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been kept apprised of the on-going development of the infrared drying system by Catalytic Industrial Group. There were some early delays in the delivery of equipment needed to build the prototype machine. The design changes identified during the experimental phase of the development of the infrared dryer have been resolved and a process-testing device has been developed. This technical report outlines the progress made to date.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
663411
Report Number(s):
DOE/R8/10599-T6
ON: DE98006371; TRN: AHC29818%%248
DOE Contract Number:
FG48-96R810599
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Aug 1998
Research Org:
Catalytic Industrial Group, Inc., Independence, KS (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; INFRARED RADIATION; HEAT TREATMENTS; DRYERS; DRYING; WOOD WASTES; WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY; DESIGN; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; PERFORMANCE