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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A solar collector design procedure for crop drying
Author: Santos, BM
Queiroz, MR
Borges, TPF
Abstract: A design procedure was proposed for sizing solar-assisted crop-drying systems and assessing the combination of solar collector area and auxiliary energy needs that meets the requirements of the load. Two empirical correlations were compared for use with high thermal inertia solar collectors that are cheap and appropriate for rural areas. A case study as performed in the city of Campinas in southeastern Brazil. Grain drying with partial air heating by solar energy can provide an annual savings of 30% in fuel consumption for 1.80m(2) collector area during the drying of 1.2t of corn at 50 degrees C at a daily air rate of 1526.8 m(3)/day.
Subject: solar crop drying
solar collectors
solar air heating
design procedure
appropriate technologies
Country: Brasil
Editor: Brazilian Soc Chemical Eng
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2005
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