Catalytic Drying Technologies
CDT infrared processing dehydrates produce, optimizing shelf life, consumer appeal and nutritional value.
CDT systems provide repeatable, cost-effective dehydration. The technology is applicable to many fruits and vegetables, including high sugar fruits whose flavor, color, texture and nutrients are adversely affected by the high heat and long drying cycles of hot air dehydration.
The CDT infrared emitter produces thermal radiant energy though a catalytic reaction. This energy has a peak wavelength matching the absorption peaks of water, resulting in rapid, controlled heating and moisture removal.
In addition to infrared dehydration, we offer a combination dry blanching and dehydration system. This unique, single-step alternative can be particularly effective for pears, carrots, apples, and peas.
The CDT team is expert in the application of infrared energy to high-volume processing requirements. Systems have a small footprint, and are easy to maintain. They also have highly favorable environmentals: systems emit virtually no NOx or VOCs, and energy use is low.
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