Is this really a new technology? too often I’ve read about the next new drying technology but the changes haven’t been significant for many years. At the end of the day that cost is a major issue where many new technologies have failed.
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This seems to work on a combination of microwave heating and pressure to control the structure of the material in some kind of “black box” technology.
However the claims of the manufacturer EnWave Corporation of Canada that
compared with the industry standard, freeze drying technology, the new equipment cuts processing time to minutes rather than hours or days, cuts energy use by one third and capital costs by one sixth
make the equipment interesting.
The fact that the equipment is sold with a royalty income stream is also indicative of the company’s commitment to the technology.