Lesson Code: PEF-1205. Introduction to drying. The operation of a Tray Drier is described along with drying equipment control parameters and safety precautions.

  • Category: Finished Dose - Equipment


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of drying in pharmaceutical processing
  • Describe the basic structure of a fixed bed dryer
  • Explain how a fixed bed dryer works
  • List the critical parameters involved in a drying process
  • Explain why each critical parameter must be controlled in a drying process
  • Describe the typical PPE worn when working with dryers

Keywords: Airflow, Drying Time, Load Size, PPE, Relative Humidity, Temperature, Tray Dryer