The use of superheated steam as a drying medium for paper drying has been studied in laboratory scale since 1980s.This paper reviews previous studies in a context of a study aiming at industrial application of superheated steam drying of paper.The drying rates in a superheated steam atmosphere as well as the quality effects of steam drying of paper are both extensively reported in the literature.There are, however, a number of questions to be answered before applying steam drying in industrial scale.Air tightness, quality of steam and the use of steam are examples of topics to be addressed.To study these questions more closely, a continuous steam dryer was built.Integration of a steam dryer was studied with steady state process simulator.
|Journal||Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- paper industry
- paper mills
- paper machines
- superheated steam