Developing a Solar Drying Machine for Agricultural Products

  • 77 pages

  • Published: 18 Feb 2009

  • Author(s): Khouzam, Kame

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This RIRDC report presents a new technique for drying agricultural products such as cereal grains and seeds. A prototype drying machine based on dry (dehumidified) air rather than heated air and using a liquid desiccant (drying agent) and solar energy was developed and trialled.
The report is targeted at farmers, grain dryers and aeration industries as well as fruit and vegetable drying companies and policy makers involved in alternative energy sources, particularly the use of solar thermal energy.