Integrated Use of Solar Energy for Crop Drying

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Abstract

Various factors such as energy efficiency, the quality of end-products, and environmental aspects have to be taken into account during the drying of agricultural produce. During the recent past, several new approaches for the application of solar dryers to drying various biological materials were developed. In this paper, the background of solar drying, current solar drying practices, and drying of biological products such as grain, fruit, vegetables, hay, etc., are discussed. Additionally, an integrated energy/technology approach in order to maximize solar energy usage and thereby meet the drying requirements has been introduced. This will aid in achieving a sophisticated solution for drying process control, as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-871
Number of pages6
JournalDrying Technology
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Keywords

  • Control
  • Fruits
  • Hay
  • Modular system
  • Solar drying
  • Vegetables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Integrated Use of Solar Energy for Crop Drying. / Farkas, I.

In: Drying Technology, Vol. 31, No. 8, 06.2013, p. 866-871.

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