Title

Experimental Solar-Dehumidifier Kiln for Dying Lumber.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1982

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

The Kiln described featured 122 ft of external solar collectors made of aluminum beverage cans, a dehumidifier operated with a high-temperature refrigerant so that the kiln could operate at temperatures to 180 D. F, and a small steam generator to condition the lumber at the end of drying.

First Page

35

Last Page

41

Publication Title

Forest Products Journal

Comments

At the time of publication, Wayne A. Helmer was affiliated with Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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