I work in an industry and I need to remove water from a system.
There is a washer and a blower on a conveyor belt. The item being washed is plastic (not sure what type) and can't be wet after it leaves the blower. However, because the plastic is only an empty container for the actual product, and therefore the conveyor belt runs at an optimal operational speed for the actual product, it only gets about 1-2 seconds under the blower and is generally still wet. The washer water and blower air are not heated or cooled and each is in a somewhat closed system.
How would I go about removing the water? All together on one piece of plastic there would be no more than 10 grams of water spread across.
My ideas so far:
Heat the blower air to 150-ish , hope it evaporates in under 2 seconds and have an extraction fan removing water vapour from the system.
OR (and preferably because the heated air will negate to some extent the cooling fans of the entire processing plant)
Basically the same as above but instead of hot air I was thinking microwave EMR.
As I'm not up with my temperature equilibrium ow whatever: is one of my ideas plausible? Do any of you have better ideas? Any supporting maths would also be appreciated.