Drying with Industrial Microwave Ovens - A Short Guide for Calculating Energy Requirements

Clients interested in turn-key industrial microwave systems understandably don't know precisely how much energy they will need for their particular application. Whether it is cooking bacon, tempering frozen food products, or drying out building materials - energy requirements vary widely depending on the specific material and application. In this post, we focus on one common application; evaporating water.

For those of you who may be considering microwave drying in your business, we've put together a summary of the general process and calculations involved in determining the amount of energy required to dry your material. Use this information to help evaluate the long-term operating costs associated with drying using microwave energy. Microwave drying is quicker and frequently more energy efficient than traditional methods like drying rooms and convection ovens.

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