000260400 001__ 260400
000260400 005__ 20180123011143.0
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000260400 041__ $$aeng
000260400 245__ $$aSolar Crop Dryers for the Caribbean
000260400 260__ $$c1987
000260400 269__ $$a1987-08-23
000260400 300__ $$a13
000260400 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000260400 520__ $$aCrop drying in the Caribbean is carried out mainly by small farmers and estates, the normal technique being by simply spreading the material out in the sun. This method however, suffers from a number of disadvantages which could be alleviated by the use of solar or mechanical dryers. The paper describes an approach which identifies two basic types of simple, natural convection solar dryers well suited for the small farmer situation, where only small quantities would be dried at any time. Experimental results are presented which demonstrate dryer performance for both types. In the case of drying produce from the larger estates where much larger quantities are being harvested, the packed bed dryer is projected. This type of dryer can operate using either solar energy, hydrocarbon fuel or biomass as an energy source or, alternatively, can utilise any convenient combination of these sources. For the drying of timber and forages, greenhouse type solar dryers, working either by natural or forced convection are described.
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000260400 546__ $$aEnglish
000260400 650__ $$aCrop Production/Industries
000260400 650__ $$aResearch and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies
000260400 6531_ $$aSolar dryers
000260400 6531_ $$aTropical crops
000260400 6531_ $$aSmall farmers
000260400 700__ $$aSankat, C.K. 
000260400 700__ $$aMcGaw, D.R. 
000260400 700__ $$aHeadley, O. 
000260400 8560_ $$fsnyde350@umn.edu
000260400 8564_ $$s507063$$uhttp://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/260400/files/23-21.pdf
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000260400 980__ $$a1955