Automating the solar dryer - Airflow control utilizing pressure diffrence concept

T. B. Luk, A. Vakhguelt

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Abstract

The presence of a chimney in natural convective solar dryer has proven its benefit in accelerated transport of moist air from the drying compartment and thus shortening the drying time for intended crops. The experiment and simulation studies done by various parties have guaranteed increases in the airflow in relation to the physical height of chimney. A simple automated control system is proposed to assist the controls of airflow rate so that a near optimum mass flow rate could be achieved for the best possible dried product quality in the shortest possible drying period.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower Control and Optimization - Proceedings of the 2nd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization, PCO'2009
Pages183-186
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2nd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization, PCO'2009 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: Jun 1 2009Jun 3 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1159
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2nd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization, PCO'2009
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period6/1/096/3/09

Keywords

  • Automation
  • Solar dryer
  • Stack-effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Luk, T. B., & Vakhguelt, A. (2009). Automating the solar dryer - Airflow control utilizing pressure diffrence concept. In Power Control and Optimization - Proceedings of the 2nd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization, PCO'2009 (pp. 183-186). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1159). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3223925