Spray Dryers

Spray Drying System Component Configurations

Evaporator Dryer Technologies has the modern technology and know-how to design, engineer and supply evaporation and spray drying systems in a variety of process configurations.

Whey Drying Systems

In this system configuration, product is exposed to low temperatures during the drying process to convert β-lactose to α-lactose crystals in whey or whey permeate. The result is powder that is non-hygroscopic and free flowing. Main components of this system include an evaporator, feed system, drying chamber, lactose conversion belt, vibrating fluid bed, cyclones and wet scrubber. This type of system is extremely energy efficient with energy costs up to 24 percent less per lb. of powder compared to traditional straight through spray drying methods.

Single Stage

Spray dryer only is used when powder discharged from the drying chamber meets the desired characteristics without further processing.

Two Stage

Spray drying chamber with a stationary or vibrating fluid bed mounted beneath the drying chamber for further drying and/or cooling. This configuration allows for optional powder fines return. Two-stage drying allows for gentler handling of the product therefore reducing product degradation. This system offers better drying economies than single-stage drying.

Three Stage

Spray drying chamber with integrated fluid bed and external fluid bed. This configuration allows for optional powder fines return. Three-stage drying is a highly flexible processing system. The integration of fluid beds provides further control of drying parameters allowing production of more difficult to dry products. System advantages include improved particle agglomeration and reduced product degradation by using lower drying air temperatures. Three-stage drying offers the best drying economies by using the least amount of energy.

Auxiliary Equipment to Spray Drying Systems

  • Concentrate Heaters
  • Heat Recovery Units
  • Exhaust Air Heat Recovery
  • Over Pressure Venting
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Atomizing Nozzle Video Monitoring System
  • High Pressure Atomizing
  • Typical Products Dried on EDT Spray Drying Systems

Dairy Products

  • Whole Milk
  • Skim Milk
  • Butter Milk
  • Sweet Whey
  • Acid Whey
  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Whey Permeate
  • Lactose
  • Cheese Powders
  • Infant Formulas
  • Egg Products

Non-Dairy Products

  • Malto-Dextrines 
  • Flavors
U-Tube and Cyclone
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Evaporator Dryer Technologies, Inc.
1805 Ridgeway St.
Hammond, WI 54015 USA

Phone: 715-796-2313
Fax: 715-796-2378
Email: info@evapdryertech.com

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