Green Energy and Technology

Solar Drying Technology

Concept, Design, Testing, Modeling, Economics, and Environment

Editors: Prakash, Om, Kumar, Anil (Eds.)

  • Serves as a complete reference guide to solar drying technologies
  • Covers economic and environmental impacts of solar drying, enabling policymakers to make more informed decisions
  • Presents a perfect blend of research and practice in an easy-to-understand manner
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This book offers a comprehensive reference guide to the latest developments and advances in solar drying technology, covering the concept, design, testing, modeling, and economics of solar drying technologies, as well as their impact on the environment. The respective chapters are based on the latest studies conducted by reputed international researchers in the fields of solar energy and solar drying. Offering a perfect blend of research and practice explained in a simple manner, the book represents a valuable resource for researchers, students, professionals, and policymakers working in the field of solar drying and related agricultural applications.

About the authors

Anil Kumar is presently working as a researcher in the Energy Technology Research Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. On a higher study sabbatical leave he is now working in the regular post of Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy (Energy Centre), Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India. Anil Kumar completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering followed by an M.Tech. in Energy Technology and a PhD in Solar Thermal Technologies. He has also received a PhD on the topic ‘Thermal Modeling of Greenhouse Dryer’ from the Centre for Energy Studies (CES), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He has 11 years of experience in teaching and research at international institutes. His main areas of research interest are solar thermal technology, distribution of energy generation, clean energy technologies, renewable energy application in buildings and energy economics. He has published 4 books namely, ‘Energy Environment Ecology and Society’, ‘Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering’, 'Environmental Science: Fundamental, Ethics & Laws' and 'Advance 'Internal Combustion Engine’ and holds 2 patents. He has also published more than 100 research articles in journals and at international conferences. Presently, he is a reviewer of various journals of repute. In his tenure at the NIT Bhopal, he has supervised 4 PhD and 19 masters’ students.

Om Prakash received his doctorate in Energy from the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India in 2015. He was awarded scholarship during his postgraduate and doctorate programmes. Presently, he is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has published 20 research papers in international journals and eight papers in international conferences. He has also contributed four book chapters. He is a reviewer of many reputed international journals such as The Energy Report, Green Energy, Renewable Sustainable Energy Review, Ambient Energy, and  Renewable and Sustainable Energy. He is working in the fields of renewable energy, energy and environment, solar energy applications, heat transfer and energy economics.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Fundamental Concepts of Drying

    Vijayan, S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-38

  • Solar Drying Systems

    Banout, Jan

    Pages 39-67

  • Characteristics of Different Systems for the Solar Drying of Crops

    Norton, Brian

    Pages 69-88

  • Fundamental Mathematical Relations of Solar Drying Systems

    Babalis, Stamatios (et al.)

    Pages 89-175

  • Advancement in Greenhouse Drying System

    Kumar, Anil (et al.)

    Pages 177-196

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3833-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3832-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar Drying Technology
Book Subtitle
Concept, Design, Testing, Modeling, Economics, and Environment
Editors
  • Om Prakash
  • Anil Kumar
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3833-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3833-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3832-7
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 633
Number of Illustrations and Tables
253 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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