Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/3/2001
Publication Date: 1/3/2001
Citation: 2001. Design of starch coated seed cotton dryers. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. pp. 1380-1385.
Technical Abstract: A model was developed for the design and analysis of a high temperature tunnel dryer, primarily used with a new cotton ginning product, EASIflo ® cottonseed (starch-coated cottonseed). This form of cottonseed has emerged as a viable, value-added product for the cotton ginning industry. Currently, little information exists on dryer engineering, which is an essential component and expense for starch-coating cottonseed. In this study, a mathematical computational fluid dynamic model is presented that models the drying process, which can be used as a tool to optimize the design of commercial dryers in place today and in the future.