Solar convective dryers for post-collection processing Basics, modeling and technology
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Drying food can be easy, profitable, and gastronomically attractive if the right apparatus for it is known. It can be done in a sustainable way.
Drying food can help humankind in avoiding hunger and economic depression in the isolated and remote communities.
In developing countries, 40% of food losses occur at post]harvest and processing levels because of lack of preserving
capacity, according to FAO.
This dramatic wastage can be much reduced if well designed and operated solar dryers are available.
This book offers all the details for designing effective solar dryers, capable of operating without any energy consumption and any distant technical dependency, just using the sun.
The people can preserve more than food: herbs, species, valuable goods and medicals.
It is of value for engineers, engineering students, sustainable development activists, decision]makers and researchers
It is written by a specialist in sustainable energy at the academic level, author of a previous book on solar cooking Cocinas
solares. Fundamentos y aplicaciones (ISBN: 9788426724038).
It uses the most understandable way and for advanced readers includes the equations needed for modeling all the essential
processes of drying, especially food at the small scale, for its conservation.
The gPrograma Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrolloh CYTED/AESCA has funded this book.