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Factors effecting water-vapor transport through fibers (a brief review)

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Author(s): Haghi A.K.

Journal: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
ISSN 1450-5584

Volume: 2003;
Issue: 30;
Start page: 277;
Date: 2003;
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Keywords: convective drying | drying behavior | heat and mass transfer | mathematical model | microwave drying

ABSTRACT
This review is a brief account of R& D results generated from drying behavior of carpets. First of all, the mathematical rela­tions are reviewed and then, they are developed in detail, which may be used to describe the moisture sorption mechanisms of car­pet. The effect of important parameters during the drying pro­cess are discussed and the mathematical relations are formulated to illustrate the range of their applications. However, challenges remain to be overcome through innovations, R& D investigations and advanced engineering, especially in designing process control devices.