Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1986

Journal or Book Title

Applied Engineering in Agriculture

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

241

Last Page

245

Research Focus Area(s)

Biological and Process Engineering and Technology

DOI

10.13031/2013.26749

Abstract

A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using Iowa coal as a fuel source for on-farm corn drying. Two furnaces tested operate at 50 to 55% efficiency. Two existing on-farm systems were described. A cost analysis showed energy costs for coal were less than for propane, but heating system costs are about equal and do not favor a shift to coal.

Comments

This article is from Applied Engineering in Agriculture 2 (1986): 241–245, doi:10.13031/2013.26749. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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