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Drying

ISBN: 9781853393082
This book is an introduction to the principles of drying and gives an indication of the range of technologies available, along with case studies examining the use of improved drier designs.

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  • Synopsis
    This book is an introduction to the principles of drying and gives an indication of the range of technologies available, along with case studies examining the use of improved drier designs.
  • Table of Contents
    PREFACE Vii
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ix
    INTRODUCTION xi
    1 The technical principles of drying 1
    The purpose of drying 1
    Principles of drying 1
    Packaging of the dried product 3
    Socio-economic considerations 4
    2 Traditional drying methods 9
    Sun drying 9
    Shade drying 11
    Smoke kilns 11
    Cooking fires 12
    3 Improved drying technologies 13
    Solar driers 13
    Mixed driers and artificial driers 15
    4 Illustrated equipment guide 18
    Sun and air drying 18
    Direct and indirect solar driers 20
    Driers not dependent on solar energy 27
    Direct driers 27
    Indirect driers 29
    Small mechanical driers 31
    Tray driers 31
    5 Project planning checklists 35
    Product preservation drier applications 35
    Product refinement drier applications 35
    6 Case studies 37
    Cashew-fruit snackfood from Honduras 37
    Yachaq Mama (Power to the Women) in Peru 38
    Banana drying in Thailand 39
    Desiccated coconut production in Bangladesh: the 'Surjosnato' project 40
    Potato drying in India 42
    REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING 44
    CONTACTS 48
    Africa 48
    Asia 48
    Europe 49
    Central and South Africa 49
    Pacific 49
    North America 50
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    Number of Pages 64
    Format Paperback / softback
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