Belt-type conveyor dryer operation in cotton gins

J. W. Laird, R. V. Baker, M. L. Smith, C. H. Stewart

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Two prototype belt conveyor drying systems were installed in commercial cotton gins for testing and demonstration. Results indicated that this new drying technology is more efficient than a conventional tower dryer. In addition, the belt dryer improved seed cotton cleaning efficiency and grade of wet, high-foreign-matter cotton.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-364
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1995



  • Conveying
  • Cotton
  • Drying

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Laird, J. W., Baker, R. V., Smith, M. L., & Stewart, C. H. (1995). Belt-type conveyor dryer operation in cotton gins. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 11(3), 355-364.