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dc.contributor.authorCook, Deborah F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T21:02:17Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T21:02:17Z
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/74470
dc.description.abstractTo determine the energy saving potential available from recirculating air in peanut drying, a thin layer drying simulation model was adapted to incorporate recirculation. A heat and mass balance computer model was developed to enable the determination of heat energy input. Laboratory crop dryers were designed and constructed to conduct experiments to verify the simulation models. Five batches of peanuts were dried using different recirculation strategies and the model successfully predicted the experimental results, including moisture content and wet and dry bulb temperatures. Energy savings of up to 20 percent were realized in the experimental runs. The simulation model was also used to evaluate and compare several recirculation strategies in order to determine successful strategies.en
dc.format.extentix, 160, [1] leavesen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 8755376
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1982.C664en_US
dc.subject.lcshPeanuts -- Dryingen_US
dc.titleSimulation of peanut drying incorporating air recirculationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Engineeringen_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US


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