Modeling the Drying of Dredged Material

by Ronald E. Benson, Jr., Citadel-Military Coll of South, Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA,
Benjamin L. Sill, Citadel-Military Coll of South, Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

Abstract: The drying of dredged material was modeled mathematically as a diffusive process and the governing equation was solved using an integral method. Closed form solution equations are presented which allow calculation of drying progress during both the constant-rate and falling-rate periods for both thin and thick layers of material. The moisture diffusivity, a material property, was determined experimentally and used to model dredged material drying in the laboratory under controlled conditions.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Material properties | Mathematical models | Diffusion | Materials processing | Moisture | Integrals

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