Drying

About us

The technical group of drying plays the important role as an information source of the matters of drying. Main activities of the group are to hold lecture courses concerning medicine-related drying and to arrange plant tours. Through these activities, group members are able to collects valuable information about the current state and the future trend on the domestic and foreign drying technology concerning environmental problems and energy saving, etc. Furthermore, the group cooperates with APPIE Education Division for the early training course to bring up young engineers.

Current level of technology, trend and activities in future

The present drying technology is reaching the level of overcoming problems such as (1) retention of  quality and performance in the drying process, (2) coping with environmental and ecological problems (treatment of exhaust gas, volume reduction of waste, improvement of machinery cleaning), (3) energy saving (heat pump dryer etc.) and (4) multipurpose drying and hybrid-functionality drying (drying with filtration, drying with crystallization and drying with palletization)

From now on, it is required to solve the following problems. (1) development of system with no cross-contamination and development of closed process with no pollution, (2) technology based on process integration, (3) control of physical properties of materials, quality and functional capability, and new functional capability in the drying process.

This group will plan technical tours and lecture meetings in which members are able to get valuable information on the current drying technology both domestically and abroad and on future movement. The group will act as an information source of drying technology for solving problems in factory floor. Further, the group will cooperate with the APPIE early training course to cultivate young engineers.

Conductor

Coordinator Kyoto University,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Department of Chemical Engineering
TAMON/Hajime
Vice Coordinator Shizuoka University TATEMOTO/Yuji
Representative Organizer TSUKISHIMA KIKAI CO., LTD. SUWA/Satoshi
Vice Representative Organizer OKAWARA MFG. CO., LTD. IIDA/Akihiro
Organizer CHIYODA CORPORATION UEDA/Tsuyoshi
HOSOKAWA MICRON CORPORATION IRIE/Kazuyasu
NARA MACHINERY CO., LTD. OMURA/Yukimasa
OHKAWARA KAKOHKI Co., LTD. NEMOTO/Gentaro