Dehumidified Air for Drying Single-Base Propellant
Final rept. Aug 1979-Aug 1981
HERCULES INC RADFORD VA
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The purpose of this project was to reduce the present expenditure of thermal energy during the drying of single-base propellant by using dehumidified heated air as the drying medium. Results of this study show that the use of dehumidified air for drying single-base propellant is neither cost nor energy efficient. However, the study does show that the installation of a plate type air-to-air heat exchanger between the exhaust and intake air streams will effect an annual energy savings of 679,000 kg 1,498,000 lb of stream for a cost savings of approximately 6,400 per air dry unityear.
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