Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Mylo A. Hellickson
Since utilizing solar energy as an alternate energy source for agricultural applications is dependent on improvement in the design of solar systems and on documentation of the performance characteristics, reliability and economic feasibility of solar systems, research was conducted with the following objectives: 1. Design a multi-purpose solar energy system with a diurnally tracking solar energy intensifier and a thermal energy storage unit to warm the ventilation air for a swine confinement building and to dry corn. 2. Test the solar energy intensifier-collector system for corn drying under actual conditions. 3. Evaluate the performance and economic feasibility of a diurnally tracking solar energy intensifier system for crop drying in South Dakota.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Corn -- Drying
Solar energy in agriculture.
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Hellevang, Kenneth J., "Design and Performance of a Solar Energy Intensifier System for Drying Shelled Corn" (1979). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5050.