Fundamentals of Solar Drying Systems
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Fundamentals of Solar Drying Systems book
This chapter deals with various fundamentals related to the solar drying systems that are mainly used to dry agricultural produce in low thermal applications. Solar drying is useful from three perspectives—economy, environment, and the minimization of post-harvest loss. In this chapter, the importance of drying is also discussed in detail. Various other related topics also introduced are crop drying characteristics, safe storage moisture content, dried product quality parameters, and classifications of drying. Finally, the background to solar drying is discussed. A detailed analysis will be presented in the upcoming chapters.