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Abstract

The research project was directed to the study and development of a microwave applicator for drying and treating thin planar layers and adaptable for different layers material. Computer calculation of the power distribution in the layer led to the construction of a microwave applicator with horizontal directed lambda/4 dipoles. In this applicator the materials are heated homogeneously. A practical application is the plastification of paper with a PVDC sheet. The PVDC emulsion contains 55 % solid material and 45 % water, which has to be evaporated. Drying with microwave energy instead of using hot air and infrared radiation, results in a energy saving up to 20 %.

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Authors: LUYPAERT P J KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (BELGIUM), KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9931 EN (1985), MF, 22 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124046100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en