The vibrated fluid bed dryer is used for fluidization of materials which are difficult to handle in a static fluid bed dryer. These materials are often characterized by having one or more of the following physical properties:
In the vibrated fluid bed dryer, the material is easily transported through the dryer by the combined effect of fluidization and vibration. The fluidization velocity can be judiciously selected, to minimize entertainment of the smaller particles, to avoid gas bubbling m the fluid bed thereby minimizing attrition. The residence time can be adjusted, by varying the bed height, through the overflow weir position. A cooling section can also be provided, by partitioning of the plenum chamber.
Typical products handled