Drying Phenomena: Theory and Applications

Comprehensively covers conventional and novel drying systems and applications, while keeping a focus on the fundamentals of drying phenomena. * Presents detailed thermodynamic and heat/mass transfer analyses in a reader-friendly and easy-to-follow approach * Includes case studies, illustrative examples and problems * Presents experimental and computational approaches * Includes comprehensive information identifying the roles of flow and heat transfer mechanisms on the drying phenomena * Considers industrial applications, corresponding criterion, complications, prospects, etc. * Discusses novel drying technologies, the corresponding research platforms and potential solutions