Drying of biomass particles in fixed and moving beds

Jaakko Saastamoinen, Risto Impola

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The drying of biomass fuel particles in fixed and moving beds with hot gas or steam is considered both experimentally and theoretically. A single particle drying model is coupled with a model describing beat and moisture transfer in The gas phase of the bed. The size of the bed to reach a certain degree of drying depends mostly on the following parameters: particle size, panicle moisture content, gas inlet temperature, gas inlet moisture content and gas mass flow rate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1919-1929
JournalDrying Technology
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • biomass
  • bioenergy
  • biofuels
  • wood fuels
  • drying
  • particles
  • packed bed


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