Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Concept of Solar Drying

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Vijayan, T. V. Arjunan, Anil Kumar
      Pages 3-38
    3. Jan Banout
      Pages 39-67
    4. Stamatios Babalis, Elias Papanicolaou, Vassilios Belessiotis
      Pages 89-175
    5. Anil Kumar, Harsh Deep, Om Prakash, O. V. Ekechukwu
      Pages 177-196
  3. Design and Testing of Solar Drying Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Vinod Kumar Sharma, Cosmas Ngozichukwu Anyanwu
      Pages 199-213
    3. Shobhana Singh
      Pages 215-238
    4. Anil Kumar, Saurabh Ranjan, Om Prakash, Ashish Shukla
      Pages 239-262
  4. Modeling of Solar Drying Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Rajendra C. Patil, Rupesh R. Gawande
      Pages 265-316
    3. Raquel de Pinho Ferreira Guiné, Maria João Barroca
      Pages 317-355
    4. Rebecca Rose Milczarek, Fatima Sierre Alleyne
      Pages 357-379
    5. Karunesh Kant, Atul Sharma, Amritanshu Shukla
      Pages 381-402
    6. Inês N. Ramos, Teresa R. S. Brandão, Cristina L. M. Silva
      Pages 403-417
    7. Om Prakash, Saurabh Ranjan, Anil Kumar, P. P. Tripathy
      Pages 419-438
  5. Environomical Impact of Solar Drying Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Deepali Atheaya
      Pages 441-462

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Om Prakash
    • 1
  • Anil Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of Technology, MesraRanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Energy (Energy Centre)Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBhopalIndia

About the editors

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.

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
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-3832-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9979-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-3833-4
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 633
  • Number of Illustrations 253 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Energy Systems
    Energy Harvesting
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