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Expert in Industrial Drying Technology

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Summary of Expertise:

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DRYING; DRYING OVEN; INDUSTRIAL DRYER. Expert has over 25 years of expertise in industrial drying. One of his activities involves supervising master's and PhD theses in paper drying, vibrated and spouted-bed drying, indirect drying, and steam drying. He has consulted with over 50 clients internationally and is Editor of the Handbook of Industrial Drying and Drying Technology, an international journal.

Most of his research and teaching activities are in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and drying technology. His particular areas of research are drying of particles in vibrated, spouted, or agitated beds; steam drying; and drying of weblike materials. Another area of interest to him is impinging jet heat and mass transfer.

ENERGY-EFFICIENT DRYING; PAPER DRYING; SOLIDS DRYING. Expert is very familiar with worldwide activities in the area of solids drying. He participated in an international symposium on pulp and paper drying and is the Founder and Program Chairman of the Biennial International Drying Symposia (IDS) as well as editor of both the Drying Technology journal and a series of books entitled "Advances in Drying." He has also presented custom designed short courses or seminars for many companies internationally using the Handbook of Industrial Drying, which he edited (Marcel Dekker, N.Y.), as the text. Expert has assisted companies in the selection of novel dryers, in making improvements in existing dryers, and in energy savings efforts.

DRYER MODELING. Expert has developed computer programs for specific drying applications.




drier computer modeling




drying oven


energy-efficient dryer


energy-efficient indirect heat dryer


industrial drying


paper drying


solids drying


steam drying


drying technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   PhD   Chemical Engineering   McGill University, Canada  
1968   MS   Chemical Engineering   McGill University, Canada  
1965   BS   Chemical Engineering   University of Bombay, India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1978 to


(Undisclosed University)


Professor of Chemical Engineering


1971 to


(Undisclosed University)




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of ASME, the Chemical Institute of Canada, and Senior Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He is also a member of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers, AIChE, the Canadian Pulp & Paper Society, and an honorary professional fraternity.


In 1986, he received an award for Innovation in Drying. He is listed in American Men of Science, Who's Who in Engineering, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the East.

Publications and Patents Summary

He edited several volumes on Advances in Transport Processes.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Handbook of industrial drying, Marcel Dekker  
 - Taylor & Francis  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in pilot scale drying equipment for consulting on identifying possible vendors.
  • Expert for consulting on Drying of Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials
  • Expert for consulting on new drying technology economic and benefits analysis.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in rotary dryer for consulting on fire prevention and protection equipment on.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of drying equipment.

He has access to a database and personal contacts for locating vendors.


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