The main objective of this thesis is development of a new technology of drying of compressed air, drying with rotating adsorption dryer. For this matter a literature survey on the topic of the compressed air drying is presented, with an emphasis on the adsorption drying, including a comprehensive theoretical background of compressed air drying. The idea of the rotating drum is enabling to have a continuous drying process in one pressure vessel, resulting in smaller size and with no pressure losses. Basic calculations have been made to determine the overall size of the prototype. After the calculations were made, the process of design and computer modelling of the prototype followed. After finished modelling, the prototype has been built in order to perform experiments. Prototype was tested, evaluated and compared to similar adsorption dryer.
This dryer is used for drying of compressed air in industry. As distinct from others adsorption dryers it is far more efficient, due to use of waste heat of compression of compressor as regeneration flow for the dryer. Therefore this type of dryer is highly applicable with oil-free screw compressors, which are mostly found in high quality industry such as pharmaceutical and food & beverage industry.