Spray drying applications encompass a wide range of industries including medical, food processing, and chemical processing. Spray drying involves production of dried powder from a liquid or semi-solid solution/slurry by atomizing and rapidly drying the spray with gas. The sprayed solution or drying gas temperature could be applied in a hot or cold state, depending on the type of process. Nozzle bearding, reduction in energy consumption or new product development may be considerations for system improvements.
Spray drying applications may include:
- Food products such as coffee or dried milk
- Medicinal products such as tablet coatings
- Chemical reactions to form materials such as ceramics or various compounds