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The line heat source method was used to obtain bulk thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivityof alfalfa pellets of moisture contents ranging from 7.5% to 18.0%(wet basis). Specific heat of the pellets was calculated from valuesof thermal conductivity, thermaldiffusivity,and bulkdensity. Bulk thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of alfalfa pellets ranged from 0.112 to0.204 W-m'^K"1 andfrom 1.05 x 10"7 to 2.50 x10' m/srespectively. Specific heat ofthe pellets varied from 1636 to 2021 J?kg" ?K~ . The thermal properties were not significantly affected by alfalfa pellet type.
O.O. Fasina and S. Sokhansanj 1995. BULK THERMAL PROPERTIES OF ALFALFA PELLETS. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 37(2):91-95.
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