ENERGOECONOMIC PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES FOR BEE FARMING PRODUCTS

Authors

  • Aivars Kaķītis Latvian University of Agriculture

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/etr2001vol1.1933

Keywords:

bees, beeswax melting, pollen drying

Abstract

The important problem of bee collected pollen and beeswax production is cutting of costs and increasing o f working efficiency. Novel technologies o f bee collected pollen drying and beeswax melting is described in the article. Pollen kiln with the air recuirent allows reducing the total energy consumption for drying from 4800W to 670W. It is stated that 2.5cm thick heat insulation of drying box reduces heat losses from 2050W to 190W.

Honeycombs melting in the dry-air beeswax melting-house reduce energy consumption to 0.94 kWh/kg wax. The melting temperature t°=130°C disinfects wooden parts of honeycombs and wax. Heat energy losses through melting-house walls is 300W.

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Author Biography

  • Aivars Kaķītis, Latvian University of Agriculture

    Institute of Mechanics

    Dr. sc. ing.

References

Osipovs L. Ķīmijas tehnoloģijas pamatprocesi un aparāti. - Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1991. - 680 Ipp.

Kaķītis A. Vaska izejvielu pārstrāde dravā. // AGROtops. - Nr.2. - 46. - 47. Ipp.

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Published

2001-06-20

How to Cite

[1]
A. Kaķītis, “ENERGOECONOMIC PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES FOR BEE FARMING PRODUCTS”, ETR, vol. 1, pp. 41–49, Jun. 2001, doi: 10.17770/etr2001vol1.1933.