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Study of promotion of freeze-drying process by a blower using thermal edge flow
Author(s): Michihisa Tsutahara; Satoshi Taguchi; Masahiro Kitamura; Ryosuke Mitani; Yu Koike; Xiaofeng Zhang; Masakazu Enomura
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Paper Abstract

A blower using the thermal edge flow was proposed, which consists of thin plates in which there are several cuts and the one side of each cut is rounded, and one-way flow is realized. This blower was shown to promote the freeze-drying process in a low-pressure environment. Using a freeze-drying equipment which has a cold trap and heating plate that supplies the latent heat to materials, several sponge blocks and chemical powder were frozen and dried, and the drying time was shortened to almost a half by this blower.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7522, Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 75221A (14 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851418
Show Author Affiliations
Michihisa Tsutahara, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Satoshi Taguchi, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Masahiro Kitamura, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Ryosuke Mitani, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Yu Koike, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Xiaofeng Zhang, M-Technique Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Masakazu Enomura, M-Technique Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7522:
Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics
Chenggen Quan; Kemao Qian; Anand Krishna Asundi; Fook Siong Chau, Editor(s)

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