Most materials can be successfully treated using one or more of the thermal technologies commercially available today, such as direct, indirect, flash, and radiant drying. As is often the case, though a certain technology may carry out your application successfully, there are better alternatives available when considering the total cost of ownership of thermal technologies. While offering a solution, does the technology or provider factor in mechanical wear, thermal efficiency, utility requirements, labor, footprint, emissions control, and many other factors which add to the total cost of ownership.
Your process, plant, capital, and operating requirements will steer you toward the technology that best fits your application. If you have already narrowed your technology choices down to a few viable options, your next step should be to find a manufacturer that can provide sample evaluations and process simulations. These steps allow you to gauge process feasibility and narrow your technology options to more closely meet your exact needs in a full-scale process.