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Drying of Porous Medium with Excess Water

In a recently published article in the ASME Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, researcher Elif Asar and Prof. Jamal Yagoobi discuss the new drying model that was developed to numerically study porous media with excess water and extend previous drying models’ capabilities. The name of the article is “Drying of a Fully Saturated Porous […]

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Ultrasonic Drying Applied to Paper Drying

We are pleased to share our latest publication in Drying Technology.  It’s called “Experimental Study of Paper Drying with Direct-Contact Ultrasound Mechanism”.  The authors are Zahra Noori O’Connor, Dr. Jamal Yagoobi, and Dr. Burt Tilley. For the first time, ultrasonic drying is applied to paper drying and it provides basic understanding of this application. The […]

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Slot Jet Reattachment Nozzle Flow Characteristics

  We wanted to share that CARD researcher, Elif Asar, with contributions from Mengqiao Yang and Jamal Yagoobi recently published an article in Drying Technology called “Impact of Reattachment Surface Characteristics on the Flow Field Generated by Slot Jet Reattachment Nozzle – A Numerical Study.” The research studies the slot jet reattachment (SJR) nozzle’s flow characteristics […]

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Novel Smart Testbed at WPI

CARD member, Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), along with Professor Yagoobi and the CARD team, have designed a novel dryer/oven testbed.  This electrically operated pilot-scale oven/dryer fabricated by RBS was commissioned on October 25th 2022. The testbed, operational in continuous as well as batch modes, includes various conventional and innovative drying modules, along with unique sensor […]

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Poster Competition Winners – October 2022

The Poster Competition at the CARD Fall semi-annual IAB meeting took place in Sagamore Labs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Thursday, October 21, 2022. Ten students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) presented their research to WPI and UIUC faculty, CARD IAB members, and invited guests.  Thanks to Professor Yuxiang […]

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Research Presented to Clean Energy Center

  On November 9, 2022, seven students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) provided eight research presentations to Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MASS CEC).  This research is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) and MASS CEC, a member of CARD since 2016.  MASS CEC eagerly sponsors the day for WPI’s students.  The […]

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10 Projects Voted for 2023

The major Fall CARD Meeting was conducted on October 20th and 21st at WPI in Worcester, MA.  It was a great meeting with 16 project updates and 14 posters from students.  Our IAB members were very complimentary of the venue, food, and student progress this year, and they voted for 10 additional projects for 2023.  The […]

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Dr. Hao Feng Retires

We wanted to share that Professor Hao Feng has retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and will become the director of a new center (Urban Food Systems) at North Carolina A&T University. This is an incredible opportunity for Dr. Feng and we wish him all the best. Dr. Feng received both his […]

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Winners of IDS 2022 Oral Presentations & Posters

At the recent International Drying Symposium (IDS 2022) held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mass. and co-hosted by CARD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the following students were recognized for their outstanding contributions in drying research and innovation: Nora Ruprecht received the Best Student Oral Presentation award Jacob Bouchard received the Honorable Mention […]

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Winners of the IDS Award Banquet

At the recent International Drying Symposium (IDS) held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mass. and co-hosted by CARD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Patrick Perré received the Arun Mujumdar Medal. The IDS series was established in 1978 by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar of McGill University in Montreal. In addition, Professor Wilhelm Schabel received […]

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