Vacuum Drying

A method of drying leather taking advantage of the fact that moisture evaporates more quickly under vacuum. The wet leather is laid out on a wet steel plate (often slicked, a form of hand setting out) and the vacuum head brought down. After retanning and fatliquoring the leather can be dried to either 30% and then hang dried or in some circumstance...
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vacuum drying

(from the article `fish processing`) The principal methods of drying, or dehydrating, fish are by forced-air drying, vacuum drying, or vacuum freeze-drying. Each of these methods ... ...other forms. Compact equipment suitable for home use is also available. A basic aim of design is to shorten the drying time, which helps retain ... A...
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