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Heat and mass transfer mechanisms in drying of a suspension droplet: A new computational model

2007-01-01
Dalmaz, Nesip
Ozbelge, Hilmi Onder
Eraslan, Ahmet Nedim
Uludağ, Yusuf
A new computational single-droplet drying model is presented. The model considers heat and mass transfer simultaneously together with the receding evaporation front approach. A spherical droplet under constant drying conditions is considered. Computations are performed to predict the drying of colloidal silica-water suspension and skimmed milk. It is shown that the results agree well with those of experimental observations available in the literature.