Crop drying

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    Canada
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    Agriculture
    Agriculture and forestry
    Renewable energy
    Forestry
    Industry

    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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    United Kingdom
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    Agriculture
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    Energy efficiency

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

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    Ecuador
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    Renewable energy
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    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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    France
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    Agriculture
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    Renewable energy
    Forestry
    Marine and Fisheries
    Water

    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues.

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    United Kingdom
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    Agriculture
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    Carbon fixation and abatement
    Coastal zones
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    Waste management
    Water

    LTS is an international company with more than 40 years of experience that provides professional consultancy and project management services to support sustainable development in the public and private sectors across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, principally across developing nations.

  • Objective
    Technology

    1. Dryer is a mechanism for drying the agriculture and marine products in order to increase the shelf life and maintain the quality of such products. Drying is the processes without causing damage to the quality of the interior and exterior of the safe storage moisture content typically from 14 to 15 percentage to refer to the process of removing the moisture. That is to say the operation of supplying the heat required for evaporation is supplied to room temperature or heated air to the processes and at the same time remove the evaporated moisture. 2.

  • Objective
    Technology

    This solar dryer design is based on the design of a green -house and was designed by QSM and Associates. The main difference is that the dryer is fitted with fine wire mesh on both the windward and the leeward sides at the bottom for air inlet and an opening at the top to provide for exhaustion of the vapors coming from the produce. Inside the dyer are racks fitted with fine mesh wire of food grade material to hold the produce and the floor is plastered. The standard design is seven by fifteen meters and can hold a ton of fresh produce.

  • The Apricot Solar Dryer Tunnel - Pakistan is an application of the Solar Drying technology adapted to the local context. The drying plants are mostly built with local stone and mud bricks and equipped with  wooden panels, glass windows, trays and ventilation systems. These two-story plants are built mainly on rooftops and inside walled fruit orchards with the upper drying floor facing the sun like a greenhouse, and the ground floor used for storage and packaging.