This article provides practical advice on reducing your convection dryer's carbon footprint. Information covers the environmental impact of drying’s high energy consumption, details several methods for reducing your convection dryer's energy use and minimizing the dryer's effect on the environment, and provides information about monetary savings.
Drying is an energy-intensive unit operation. In fact, from 10 to 15 percent of all energy consumed in the US is used for industrial drying. Contact your dryer supplier for help identifying which of the methods discussed in this article can ensure that your dryer consumes as little energy as possible to minimize its environmental impact.