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2.7 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

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Green Energy and Technology

Abstract

Solar dryers are used to enable the preservation of agricultural crops, food processing industries for

dehydration of fruits and vegetables, fish and meat drying, dairy industries for production of milk powder,

seasoning of wood and timber, textile industries for drying of textile materials. The fundamental concepts and

contexts of their use to dry crops is discussed in the chapter. It is shown that solar drying is the outcome of

complex interactions particular between the intensity and duration of solar energy, the prevailing ambient

relative humidity and temperature, the characteristics of the particular crop and its pre-preparation and the

design and operation of the solar dryer.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3833-4_3

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