ENGINE-POWERED HIGH TEMPERATURE HEAR PUMP GRAIN DRYER.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
782
Agency Tracking Number:
782
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Frankfort, IN, 46041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ronlad T. Noyes
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A DIRECT ENGINE-DRIVEN HEAT PUMP DRYER IS BEING DEVELOPED THAT WOULD ELIMINATE MASSIVE ELECTRICAL POWER DEMAND, INCREASE DRYING CAPACITIES AND FULLY UTILIZE ALL OF THE FUEL CONSUMED BY THE ENGINE. THE TWO-THIRDS OF THE FUEL NORMALLY LOST AS HEAT BY AN ENGINE WOULD BE CAPTURED AND USED DIRECTLY FOR DRYING. THE REMAINING THIRD OF THE FUEL WHICH IS CONVERTED INTO SHAFT WORK WOULD OPERATE THE HEAT PUMP COMPRESSOR TO RECOVER THE LATENT HEAT OF VAPORIZA- TION FROM THE DRYER EXHAUST AIRSTREAM, USING THE HEAT PUMP'S INHERENT COEFFICIENT OF PERFORMANCE AS AN EFFEC- TIVE ENERGY LEVER.

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