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2010
Volume 13
Issue 4
Topic:
Agricultural Engineering
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Chegini G. , Bashiri B. , Ashjaei M. 2010. MEASUREMENT OF DROPLET SIZE DISTRIBUTION CHARACTERISTICS OF A SPRAY DRYER-ROTARY ATOMIZER USING PHASE DOPPLER ANEMOMETRY TECHNIQUE, EJPAU 13(4), #04.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume13/issue4/abs-04.html

MEASUREMENT OF DROPLET SIZE DISTRIBUTION CHARACTERISTICS OF A SPRAY DRYER-ROTARY ATOMIZER USING PHASE DOPPLER ANEMOMETRY TECHNIQUE

Gholam Reza Chegini1, Behzad Bashiri2, Mohamad Ashjaei2
1 Department of Agrotechnology, College of Aboureihan, University of Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Agrtechnology, College of Aboureihan, University of Tehran, Iran

 

ABSTRACT


Experimental tests were conducted for measuring spray size distribution characteristic and power consumption of a spray dryer rotary atomizer using Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA). For different operating condition of rotary atomizer: 7000-26000 rpm disk speed and 20–80 l/h feed flow rate, the main parameters of spray such as Dv0.1, Dv0.9, SMD and VDM were measured. Statistical analysis indicated that feed flow rate and atomizer speed, except RSF value, are significant effect on spray characteristics. At constant atomizer speed, by increasing feed flow rate from 20 to 80 l/h, SMD and Dv0.1 decreased, VMD unchanged, and Dv0.9 increased. Also, at constant feed flow rate, by increasing atomizer speed, all spray characteristic of Dv0.1, v0.9, VMD and SMD decreased. With increasing the atomizer speed and feed flow-rate, obviously power consumption increased.

Key words: spray drying, power consumption, PDA, spray characteristic.


Gholam Reza Chegini
Department of Agrotechnology, College of Aboureihan, University of Tehran, Iran
Pakdasht, 339163775, Iran
phone: +98 292 30 406 14, fax: +98 292 30 407 46
email: chegini@ut.ac.ir

Behzad Bashiri
Department of Agrtechnology,
College of Aboureihan, University of Tehran, Iran


Mohamad Ashjaei
Department of Agrtechnology,
College of Aboureihan, University of Tehran, Iran


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