A new termination control method for a clothes drying process in a clothes dryer

Ah Bing Ng, Shiming Deng

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This paper reports on a study of developing a new termination control method for a clothes dryer, using both mathematical modeling and experimental approaches. Drying models in a constant-rate drying period (CRDP) and a falling-rate drying period (FRDP) were developed, based on well-established drying theory and using a "semi-empirical" approach. Drying experiments with regard to drying of cotton fabrics in different drying environments were carried out. A new termination control method using the equilibrium moisture content in ambient environment as a termination point has been investigated. The effectiveness of this new method has been evaluated by both experimental and modelling approaches. The results of the evaluation have demonstrated that the new method is workable and can help achieve energy saving.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-829
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Energy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Air temperature and humidity
  • Ambient
  • Clothes drying
  • Energy efficiency
  • Termination control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Energy(all)


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