Pilot Plant Studies of Solar and Solar-Dehumidification Lumber Drying.
A 1. 2 cubic meter, highly efficient and economical solar kiln, heated with external solar collectors built from recycled aluminum beverage cans, has been designed and constructed to dry green lumber to 15% moisture content. Yellow-Poplar lumber was effectively dried in all seasons of the year in less time by solar kiln drying than by air drying.
Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Chen, P. Y. S., Helmer, W. A., & Rosen, H. N. (1980). Pilot Plant Studies of Solar and Solar-Dehumidification Lumber Drying. Proceedings of the 1980 Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference 3: 2316-2323.