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Friction, heat and mass transfer for paper drying


Reardon, SA and Davis, MR and Doe, PE, Friction, heat and mass transfer for paper drying, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 41, (10) pp. 1313-1325. ISSN 0017-9310 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0017-9310(97)00233-0


The process of paper drying has been investigated on an experimental basis. The mass transfer coefficient through rough, permeable paper drying fabrics has been shown to be considerably reduced below that from an open surface by between 60-75%, whilst the composition of the paper sheet and increases in felt tension were found to have a minor effect on the observed drying rates (< 10%). The turbulence data for the smooth curved hill arrangement supported the prevailing literature in terms of both skin friction coefficient and velocity profiles. The findings of this study have been applied in a mathematical model, relating key operating conditions to achievable drying rates, and highlight the opportunity for the reduction of energy consumption in paper drying. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Reardon, SA (Mr Reardon)
UTAS Author:Davis, MR (Professor Michael Davis)
UTAS Author:Doe, PE (Dr Peter Doe)
ID Code:13442
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08

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