Solar Drying Technology

Concept, Design, Testing, Modeling, Economics, and Environment

  • Om Prakash
  • Anil Kumar

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

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
    3. S. Selvanayaki, K. Sampathkumar
      Pages 463-493
    4. Om Prakash, Saurabh Ranjan, Anil Kumar, Ravi Gupta
      Pages 495-513
    5. Om Prakash, Anil Kumar, Prashant Singh Chauhan, Daniel I. Onwude
      Pages 529-542
  6. Innovations in Solar Drying

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. Ajay Kumar Kaviti, Harsh Deep
      Pages 603-617
    3. Anand Jain, Anil Kumar, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma
      Pages 619-633

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3832-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3833-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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