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Precoppe, Marcelo ORCID: 0000-0002-7937-5782 (2021) solar heater. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a perennial root crop native to the central region of South America but nowadays cultivated throughout the humid tropics. Cassava is the main source of calories for many people living in Africa. However, the root has a short shelf-life, and two days after being harvested becomes unsuitable for human consumption. For this reason, cassava is usually processed into flour, an easy to store dried product which can be used later as the basis for a variety of dishes. During the cassava flour production, the roots are peeled, grated, pressed, pulverized, dried, and milled. The objective of this guide is to provide the instructions on how to build a solar heater that preheats the drying air, assisting the heating unit and consequently reducing fuel consumption. It is important to notice that this novel solar heater is still experimental, not fully tested nor validated.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: water heating
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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Last Modified: 29 Jan 2022 12:55
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/34871

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