Updated on February 12, 2024

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Created on October 1, 2020

DryMac

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DryMac is a drier that can dehydrate products to specific moisture contents.

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  1. Innovative Drying Solutions
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Product Description

DryMac is a mobile container drying system that can remove moisture from a variety of agricultural products to achieve specific moisture content. It uses less electricity compared to conventional electric driers. It can also use solar power as a source of energy. DryMac has a refrigeration component that allows for the storage of the products during transportation.

Target SDGs

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Market Suggested Retail Price

$29,060.00

Market Suggested Retail Price (Secondary Currency)

540,000

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Currently, the product is distributed by Rocket Works.

Manufacturing/Building Method

DryMac is built using old shipping containers.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

DryMac is distributed by Rocket Works.

Distributions to Date Status

By 2020, 4 units have been distributed.Interview with representative

Drying capacity (lbs/m³)

1629.1

Drying duration (hr)

Unknown

Load capacity (m³)

44

Operating temperature range (°C)

–10 to 80

Temperature control

Yes

Number of trays

4 bins

Materials of construction

Old shipping container

Design Specifications

DyMac is a drier from containers with dimensions: 12000 mm x 2400 mm x 2900 mm, designed to work in all weather conditions. It is a mobile drying system that can be used anywhere, provided it is supplied with electric or solar power. It is available in 3 formats: drier, storage unit, and drier-storage combo unit. DryMac can be stacked, allowing for use in places with limited physical spaces. Also, it can be configured to suit the available physical space and the bins can be modified into bulk bins, roll-in bins, bulk bags/crates or trolleys and trays to suit a user's needs. Primarily designed for drying macadamia wet nut in shell, it can be designed to dry other agricultural products including tobacco and some fruits. The drying system can operate by itself to dry products to a previously set moisture content. It can be managed remotely through a computer or a mobile phone app.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

10-15 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include: higher efficiency and low drying cost.

Vetted Performance Status

None

Safety

DryMac has a gasifier burner that gets hot, hence, there is the chance of having skin burns while operating the product if it is not handled correctly.

Complementary Technical Systems

Electric power is needed for the drier to work. The manufacturer provides solar panels as an optional extra accessory to power the drier.

Academic Research and References

Liu, H., Yousaf, K., Chen, K., Fan, R., Liu, J., and Soomro, S. A., 2018, Design and thermal analysis of an air source heat pump dryer for food drying. Sustainability, 10(9), pp 3216.

Motevali, A., Minaei, S., Banakar, A., Ghobadian, B., and Khoshtaghaza, M. H., 2014, Comparison of energy parameters in various dryers. Energy Conversion and Management, 87, pp 711-725.

Compliance with regulations

None

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