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Title: Solar energy for paddy parboiling in India: financial feasibility analysis
Authors: Kapur, Tarun
Kandpal, T C
Garg, H P
Keywords: furnace-boiler
paddy parboiling
pressures
water-heating
rice husk
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Energy, 21(I0), 931-937
Abstract: Low-efficiency, rice-husk-based furnace-boiler systems are generally used for meeting thermal energy demand of paddy parboiling in India. Shortages in rice-husk availability are met with fuels such as coal, furnace oil, etc. Besides steam at low pressures, paddy parboiling oper-ations require hot water at temperatures up to 90°C. The financial feasibility of supplementing the energy supply for parboiling of paddy through the use of solar water-heating systems has been assessed. Typical results indicate that as long as the opportunity cost of rice husk is less than Rs lOOO/tonne, a solar water-heating system is not financially attractive.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/227
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