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Drying Solutions Across Industries: Diverse Application of Industrial Flash Dryers

Efficient drying solutions are crucial in industrial processing, which is why industrial flash drying systems have become widely adopted. These versatile systems have proven to be effective in various industries, providing fast and high-quality drying capabilities. In this post, you can expect to gain an understanding of the different industries that use industrial flash-drying systems.

MINERAL PROCESSING

Flash-drying systems are widely used to dry different types of minerals. Efficient drying is crucial in mineral processing to reduce moisture content and prepare the material for downstream processes such as separation or other beneficiation steps. Flash-drying systems are particularly useful for drying minerals like calcium carbonate, kaolin clay, attapulgite clay, mica, and fly ash.

It’s important to note that each of these minerals may have varying levels of moisture content and material consistency when introduced to the drying system.

For example, kaolin clay powder can be dried from around 40% moisture to 1% or less, as shown in the visual below.

CHEMICAL PROCESSING

In the chemical sector, flash dryers prove invaluable by contributing to the safety of material handling as well as the effectiveness of end products.

Chemical compounds play a significant role in various industries and society as a whole. These materials possess specialized properties, and flash-drying systems are uniquely designed to facilitate quick and efficient moisture evaporation.

Some common applications of flash drying include copper carbonate, cupric hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and molybdenum. Below is a visual example of how cupric hydroxide was dried from approximately 38% moisture to less than 0.5% moisture.

AGRICULTURAL AND FEED PROCESSING

The circular economy model has led many industries to reevaluate their waste profile and explore ways to recycle and reuse a wide range of materials that would otherwise be sent to a landfill.

This approach to sustainability has created an opportunity for agricultural and feed processing industries to repurpose their waste. The flash drying process has proven to be an effective way to preserve the nutritional value of feed materials while also making them easier to handle and transport.

Soy okara and bakery waste are two examples of materials that have been successfully converted into animal feed through flash drying. This process offers a sustainable solution that benefits both the environment and the industry.

The versatile industrial flash dryers are used in a wide range of industries as they help increase efficiency and promote sustainable practices. At Scott Equipment Company, we understand that each drying application is complex and we have the necessary experience to partner with end-users. If you have a drying application that needs to be discussed, feel free to reach out to us today!

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