Analytical and experimental study of a modular solar dryer

I. Farkas, I. Seres, Cs Mészáros

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Abstract

A plenty of recently established small Hungarian farms need new small scale agricultural equipment to expand the productivity and to fulfil the increasing quality control demand. As a response for this demand a modular solar dryer was developed and built which can help the quality saving with renewable energy. In this paper the features and the operation of the dryer is presented first. The effect of the solar air collector module for the physical properties of drying air was studied along with the calculation of efficiency, too. The mass flow of the drying air through the system is one of the most important factor concerning to the whole process, for that reason the velocity distribution is also presented. Finally some measuring results are presented for drying of apple.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-778
Number of pages6
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume16
Issue number1-4 -4 pt 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 World Renewable Energy Congress V. Part 2 (of 2) - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 20 1998Sep 25 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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