Drying of Latex Films

  • Joseph L. Keddie
  • Alexander F. Routh
Part of the Springer Laboratory book series (SPLABORATORY)


Drying is an important operation in a manufacturing process. An example is film formation which requires the removal of water to allow the particles to pack and to form a coherent film. This water removal is achieved by evaporation. In addition to film formation, there are a number of other examples where it is desirable to reduce the amount of water (or indeed any solvent) from a product:
  • To reduce transport costs for products, such as washing powder, which— although used and manufactured in the wet state—are shipped in a dry form.

  • To maintain suitable handling properties. For example, sand will flow easily when dry yet will be difficult to handle if wet.

  • To stop corrosion and the growth of microorganisms.


Capillary Pressure Evaporation Rate Mass Transfer Coefficient Peclet Number Particle Volume Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Keddie
    • 1
  • Alexander F. Routh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics & Surrey Materials InstituteUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology & BP InstituteUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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