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Feasibility of Heat Exchanger Designs to Preheat Grain Using Dryer Exhaust Air

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72531
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00105
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc.
614 W. English Corydon, IA 50060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Feasibility of Heat Exchanger Designs to Preheat Grain Using Dryer Exhaust Air
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-15517
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

Commercially available grain dryers currently available consume 1800 to 3000 Btu of energy to evaporate one pound of water out of the grain whereas the theoretical requirement is 1100 Btu. For both environmental and economic reasons it would be very beneficial if one can design and produce a grain dryer with dramatically improved efficiencies. We are exploring possible methods to achieve this goal. The purpose of our work is to determine the feasibility of recovering waste heat from a properly designed grain dryer and thereby gain significant energy savings.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Shivvers
Chief Engineer
6418721005
shivvers@grm.net

Business Contact:

Steve Shivvers
Chief Engineer
6418721005
shivvers@grm.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc.
614 W. English Corydon, IA 50060

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No