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Advancement in Greenhouse Drying System

  • Anil Kumar
  • Harsh Deep
  • Om PrakashEmail author
  • O. V. Ekechukwu
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

Greenhouses are extensively glazed (typically of glass or plastic) buildings which are thermally conditioned within desired range, used for cultivating tender plants or growing plants out of season: short-wavelength visible light passes through the transparent glazing and is absorbed by interior surfaces which heat up and emit long-wave infrared radiation. Air warmed by the heat emitted from warmed interior surfaces is retained within the enclosure by the roof and walls. Greenhouse dryers are essentially modified greenhouses. They are equipped with vents sized and positioned appropriately to control the airflow. Practically realized greenhouse dryers are typically of the integral- or direct-type solar dryers and sometimes of the mixed mode. They are predominantly passive and in some cases active. Comprehensive description and application of the greenhouse as a dryer is present in this chapter.

Keywords

Greenhouse dryer Greenhouse effect Passive mode Active mode Direct mode Indirect mode Mixed mode 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil Kumar
    • 1
  • Harsh Deep
    • 2
  • Om Prakash
    • 2
    Email author
  • O. V. Ekechukwu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Energy (Energy Centre)Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBhopalIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of TechnologyRanchiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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