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Comparison of Costs for Soybean Conventional Drying and Dryeration. A Computer Simulation Analysis

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  026080,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.9769) @2002
Authors:   María Cristina Gely, Sergio Adrian Giner
Keywords:   Conventional Drying, Dryeration, costs

The objective of this work was to simulate the process of conventional drying (CD) and dryeration (DR) in order to compare costs and performance parameters in both processes. The first program (CD) includes the drying stage and cooling "in situ", while that for DR is made up of a drying only stage in the dryer, plus tempering plus slow delayed cooling by aireation with ambient air.

Both processes were simulated for an airflow of 0.25 kg/m2, and it was observed that that the yields for the DR process were superior to thosse of CD. On average, total costs were 54% higher in CD so this demonstrates the interesting potential of Dryeration for argentine conditions.

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