Measurement of bed grain and air conditions during solar drying of rice.

Pyseth Meas, Anthony H.J Paterson, Donald J. Cleland, John E. Bronlund, Andrew Mawson, Allan Hardacre, Joseph F. Rickman

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Abstract

xperiments on solar drying of rice were conducted in Cambodia in December 2004 using two local rice varieties and traditional methods practiced by farmers. For the whole drying time, the climate conditions-including the wind speed, ambient air temperature and relative humidity, as well as the solar intensity-were regularly monitored, along with the temperature, moisture content and relative humidity of the grain and air at different depths within the drying beds. Two drying treatments per day were extensively monitored. The monitoring showed that all of the processes of solar radiation, convection and evaporation at the surface, and conduction, convection, evaporation and diffusion within the bed are important.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Food Engineering
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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