Feasibility Analysis of Solar Wall Application in Seed Maize Drying

Onur Taşkın, Tayfun Korucu

Abstract


Nowadays the energy issue in agricultural production is being aggravated. One of the most energy-intensive production stages is drying. Many companies are looking towards highly efficient heating solutions which can be applied with established renewable technologies instead of fossil fuels. One of the basic problems in seed maize drying firm is the reduction of energy demand for hot air supply to drying room heating. In this study, in order to use the LPG for seed maize drying, the possibilities of using solar wall application were examined. The results show that hot air supply with this method is applicable. It is estimated that daytime drying energy savings varies between 33.8- 82.2% in August, 27.7-67.2% in September.

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