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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 890820, 9 pages
Design and Development of Walk-In Type Hemicylindrical Solar Tunnel Dryer for Industrial Use
Department of Farm Power and Machinery, College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology, Central Agricultural University, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 737135, India
Received 7 April 2012; Accepted 30 July 2012
Academic Editors: O. O. Fasina, W. He, and S. S. Kalligeros
Copyright © 2012 M. S. Seveda. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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