Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Radio-Frequency Drying

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9737

n Use of radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation for drying textiles. The application of RF to wet goods results in the selective heating of the water, which has a partial polarity, because the molecule must do work to align in the RF field causing heat generation within the water droplets. Nonpolar materials, i.e., fabrics, are unaffected. RF drying in very uniform and energy efficient when airflow patterns through the dryer are properly designed and controlled.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA