Industrial drying is attributed a share of 12-25 % of national industrial energy consumption. Drying and dehydration are among the most energy-intensive and widespread processes in industry and are currently based predominantly on fossil fuels. The research project EDDY focuses on optimising industrial drying in the agricultural commodity and food industries. The concept combines newly developed low-cost sensors for inline process analysis with advanced numerical models to enable energy-efficient drying processes. The energy demand for drying and dehydration can thus be reduced by about 60 %.
Project volume: € 1.207.427