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'''Drying''' is a process consisting of the removal of water or another solvent by evaporation from a solid, semi-solid or liquid. It may hence refer to eg:
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'''Drying''' is a process consisting of the removal of water or another solvent by evaporation from a solid, semi-solid or liquid. It may hence refer to a range of drying activities, such as:
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* [[Drying of foods (Practical Action Brief)|Drying food]]
 
* [[Drying of foods (Practical Action Brief)|Drying food]]
* Drying of clothes
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* Drying of clothes and household items after washing
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* Drying of plants such as flowers or grasses for handiwork
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* Drying of grasses, seeds, etc. for feeding livestock, companion animals, fish, etc.
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* Drying of items affected by flooding or water damage
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* Drying of building products that need to harden to set in place (e.g. concrete)
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* Drying of paint
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* Drying of adhesives
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* Drying of hands, the body, hair, after bathing, washing or swimming
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== Things to consider when drying ==
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There are various things that can arise when using a drying process. These include:
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* The need to remove sufficient moisture to prevent the growth of mould
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* The need to dry sufficiently to prevent chafing or other skin problems for human beings and animals
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* Avoiding cooking or baking items instead of drying them (this can happen if the temperature used is too high)
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* Storage of dried food items needs to account for preventing pests, moisture and loss to elements such as wind or water
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* Ensuring sufficient setting of anything that needs to hold other things in place (e.g. adhesives, concrete)
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* Completing tasks that require drying in suitable conditions. For example, painting a building when the temperature is appropriate (neither too hot nor too cold), when it's not too windy, etc.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:23, 1 January 2019

Laundrydrying.png

Drying is a process consisting of the removal of water or another solvent by evaporation from a solid, semi-solid or liquid. It may hence refer to a range of drying activities, such as:

  • Drying food
  • Drying of clothes and household items after washing
  • Drying of plants such as flowers or grasses for handiwork
  • Drying of grasses, seeds, etc. for feeding livestock, companion animals, fish, etc.
  • Drying of items affected by flooding or water damage
  • Drying of building products that need to harden to set in place (e.g. concrete)
  • Drying of paint
  • Drying of adhesives
  • Drying of hands, the body, hair, after bathing, washing or swimming

Things to consider when drying[edit]

There are various things that can arise when using a drying process. These include:

  • The need to remove sufficient moisture to prevent the growth of mould
  • The need to dry sufficiently to prevent chafing or other skin problems for human beings and animals
  • Avoiding cooking or baking items instead of drying them (this can happen if the temperature used is too high)
  • Storage of dried food items needs to account for preventing pests, moisture and loss to elements such as wind or water
  • Ensuring sufficient setting of anything that needs to hold other things in place (e.g. adhesives, concrete)
  • Completing tasks that require drying in suitable conditions. For example, painting a building when the temperature is appropriate (neither too hot nor too cold), when it's not too windy, etc.