Fluid bed drying is a process by which particles, typically greater than 100 microns, are fluidized and dried. For the material to become fluidized, the particulates are placed under conditions that cause it to behave like a fluid. In a fluid bed drying system, air is passed through a perforated distributor plate which provides significant air flow to support the weight of the particles. This gentle drying technique is an ideal way to evenly dry particulates to specific moisture content and can be used for both fragile materials and for even the most robust materials.