Page 20: Parameters of drying, energy consumption and sustainable development
The difficulty, time delays and development costs represented by the drying of a baby milk product encourage manufacturers to settle for status quo on the efficient parameters, from the moment they get a satisfactory result on a product. They do not seek to optimize these parameters with a view to obtain a better performance.
However, the drying performance is closely linked to energy consumption : the drying towers are indeed high consumers of energy. It is therefore not only an economic issue for the manufacturing units, but is also at the heart of the issue concerning sustainable development.
The expertise held by LISA in the modeling of spray drying (link to the page 25) is used to define precisely the parameters that will deliver the most effective yields, resulting in the optimization of energy consumption.