The analysis of the drying process on unsteady forced convection in thin films of ink

Avci A., Can M.

APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, vol.19, no.6, pp.641-657, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1359-4311(98)00079-9
  • Page Numbers: pp.641-657


High velocity impinging air jets are commonly used to accelerate the evaporative ink drying process due to the high heat and mass transfer rates which are developed in the impingement region. Comparative heat transfer studies are given to establish the optimum variables such as nozzle shape, size and pitch, nozzle distance from surface, to minimize the capital and-running costs of the drying plant. At the present, when energy cost are high, designs which require large quantities of high air jet velocity and high air temperature are unattractive.