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Title Modelling of sand drying process in a sheet/hallow glass plant
Journal International journal of Engineering And Applied Science
Publisher Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria.
Issue 1
ISSN 1119-8109
Pages 30-33
Subject Chemical Engineering
Date of Publication 2010

AUTHOR(S) F.N. Uzondu, E.C. Osoka

ABSTRACT

The sand drying process in a sheet/hallow glass plant has been modelled under steady state and unsteady state conditions. A model equation was developed for a differential length of the cylindrical drum dryer based on reasonable theoretical assumptions and solved under steady state and unsteady state conditions subject to the applicable boundary conditions. The model predicted the actual length of the drum dryer to an accuracy of 98.7% (1.3% deviation) and the diameter of the drum dryer to an accuracy of 98.3% (1.7% deviation). This model can be used for design, simulation and control of drum dryers for sand drying in a sheet/hallow glass plant.


Keywords: Modelling; drying; sand; glass; steady state; unsteady state




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