CONDORI miguel angel
THE PERFORMANCE OF FORCED CONVECTION GREENHOUSE DRIERS
MIGUEL CONDORI; LUIS SARAVIA
Lugar: Great Britain; Año: 1998 vol. 13 p. 453 - 469
Abstract--An analytical study of the evaporation rate in two types of forcedconvection greenhouse driers, the single and the double chamber systems, ispresented. A performance parameter defined to compare both driers and itsdependence on the operational variables is studied introducing the conceptof the characteristic function. The drying curve is calculated and a time scalechange is introduced to reduce the curves obtained under different operationalconditions to a single generalized drying curve. Simulation tests for redpepper are presented showing that the use of a double chamber drier improvesthe productivity by almost 90%.