Title: Evaluation of the efficiency of the dryers in thermoplastic vulcanisate extrusion production lines with the energy and exergy analysis method

Authors: Aziz Kagan Dogru; Onder Ozgener; Leyla Ozgener

Addresses: Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Ege University, Solar Energy Science Branch, TR-35100, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey ' Solar Energy Institute, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Muradiye, Manisa, Turkey; Solar Energy Institute, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

Abstract: In this study, energy and exergy analysis of the drying process in producing a sealing profile with extrusion in Manisa, using real operational data was conducted. The drying system was analysed in regards to changes in ambient temperature (0-30°C) and drying air temperature (75-105°C). The energy efficiency of the system was in the range of 80.79%-88.24% and the exergy efficiency was in the range of 15.88%-41.94%. As a result of the analysis, it can be concluded that the drying conditions with the highest efficiency values were at 0°C outdoor temperature and 75°C drying air.

Keywords: energy efficiency in industry; drying; exergy; energy; extrusion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2022.10041179

International Journal of Exergy, 2021 Vol.36 No.2/3/4, pp.361 - 381

Received: 28 Jan 2021
Accepted: 10 May 2021

Published online: 03 Nov 2021 *

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