Friday, December 21, 2018

Mexico: First Geothermal Food Dehydrator Created

Prototype of geothermal food dehydrator to installed in Nayarit (Notimex)

Members of the Institute of Engineering Desalination and Alternative Energy (iiDEA, for its acronym in Spanish), of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), have created the first geothermal food dehydrator.

It is useful for processing fruits such as pineapple, mango or avocado, and any other type of food such as chili, alfalfa, and even meat, and is able to obtain 600 kilograms of product per day.

The prototype will soon be installed in a geothermoelectric field located in the municipality of San Pedro Lagunillas, Nayarit, where it has the capacity to generate 35 MW in a 25 MW condensation system, and two at a back pressure of 5 MW each.

In this agricultural area, the hot water wells that generate electricity still have an energetic remnant that will be used to dehydrate food.

Through the use of geothermal energy (the heat of the planet), water is extracted from food without altering its nutrients and other properties.

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