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Tsegaing T.F.,Laboratory of Electrical Engineering | Kamta M.,Laboratory of Electrical Engineering | Tchatchueng J.B.,Laboratory of Electrical Engineering | Voncila I.,University of Galati
2012 16th International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing, ICSTCC 2012 - Joint Conference Proceedings | Year: 2012

Most traditional drying processes are poorly adapted to the requirements of standardization because the heat sources are natural. A typical example is fish smoking / drying using traditional biomass dryer. In order to improve the performance of this type of dryer, a heat exchanger in stainless steel is integrated to recover waste and excess heat from the main source. Water circulates in the piping thanks to a centrifugal pump powered by a photovoltaic source. This fluid is stored in a tank with insulation improved by sawdust treated with formalin. The stored heat is later conducted back through the same piping to the drying chamber when the fire from wood is off. Thus, the drying of fish may be continued both day and night. A better yield is obtained by adding glycerol to water for 1/10 of total volume. © 2012 Dunarea de Jos University.

Aristide H.C.,University of Benin | Aristide H.C.,Laboratory For Applied Energy And Mechanics Lema Epac | Christophe A.,Laboratory For Applied Energy And Mechanics Lema Epac | Sossou H.,Laboratory of Electrical Engineering | And 2 more authors.
Procedia Engineering | Year: 2015

Hygrothermal behavior of building envelope affects its overall performance. The device presented in this work is used to identify the coefficient of mass diffusivity and the sorption isotherms of Teak from adsorption/desorption experimental cycles. In tangential direction, for an equilibrium moisture range from 0% to 23.5%, mass diffusivity in desorption is higher than those obtained in adsorption. Results obtained in this paper are suitable for a proper use of teak in construction. © 2015 The Authors.

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