Thermal Storage Technology on Solar Energy Wood Drying in China
The article mainly discusses the application situation on the solar energy wood drying in China, and summarizes its advantages and problems in the real application. Because solar energy is low in thermal density, intermittent, and it is affected by weather, these have very big limitation to use solar energy in the actual production process. Based on these, it is introduced that the advantages of thermal energy storage technology in wood drying process of solar energy, the main application modes and the actual application status. It summarizes the major thermal energy storage materials and their basic characteristics, discusses the application prospect and the importance on the latent heat storage technology in wood drying.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
Y. L. Zhang et al., "Thermal Storage Technology on Solar Energy Wood Drying in China", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 1191-1194, 2011