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Handbook of Industrial Drying, 3rd Edition


Arun S. Mujumdar is professor of mechanical engineering at the National University of Singapore, Singapore, and adjunct professor of chemical as well as agricultural and biosystems engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.


Still the Most Complete, Up-To-Date, and Reliable Reference in the Field

Drying is a highly energy-intensive operation and is encountered in nearly all industrial sectors. With rising energy costs and consumer demands for higher quality dried products, it is increasingly important to be aware of the latest developments in industrial drying technologies. For two decades, Mujumdar’s industry-standard Handbook of Industrial Drying has been the quintessential source of state-of-the-art information in the field, and this third edition is no exception.

New to this edition

Covering everything from the fundamentals of drying to the latest dryer types, nearly two-thirds of this edition comprises new material at the vanguard of research and industrial practice. In addition to several rewritten and many more revised chapters, new chapters cover such topics as:

  • Spreadsheet-aided dryer design
  • Indirect and pneumatic drying
  • Drying of fish and seafood, grain, herbal medicines, and tea
  • Drying of nanosize products, enzymes, and textiles
  • Dewatering and drying of wastewater treatment sludge
  • Heat pump drying and industrial crystallization
  • Solid–liquid separation for pretreatment

Providing important data along with the experience, insight, and practical know-how contributed by experts from around the world, the Handbook of Industrial Drying, Third Edition remains the definitive reference to the complete spectrum of current and emerging industrial drying technologies.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of conventional, emerging, and potential drying technologies worldwide
  • Traces the latest industrial trends along with the technologies and practices designed to follow them
  • Covers drying technologies from all industrial sectors as well as safety, energy efficiency, cost, and control aspects
  • Includes new and extensively rewritten chapters as well as updated material throughout the book
  • Compiles the work of leading international experts from 20 countries along with references to the most current literature

Publisher: CRC Press; 3 edition (November 8, 2006)


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