Technical feasibility


PARTEA A: Identificarea rezultatului cercetării-deZvoltării (CD)

·         The project team

             Echipa proiectului

Advisor’s Name:


Department of Technologies and Materials

Project: Methods, tools and technologies for drying agricultural products with solar energy



E-mail: dumitru  
Expecting date of valorization plan submission:

Data aşteptată pentru trimiterea planului de valorizare


·         Identification of R&D activity

Identificarea activităţii de cercetare-dezvoltare (CD)





Author of the R&D result:

Autorul rezultatului CD:

 Dr. Eng. Cernaianu Corina
Company or University:

Companie sau Universitate:





+ 40 745 933652


 ENG – Engineering
Type of the R&D result:

Tipul rezultatului CD:



Partea B: Planul de valorizare

SECTION I: Testing

SECŢIUNEA I: Testarea/încercarea



Has the R & D result been tested?

A fost testat/încercat rezultatul CD?








The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1

Următoarea întrebare este formulată în legătură cu răspunsul la întrebarea 1


If yes

Dacă răspunsul a fost DA:



In what mode has the result been tested?

•           Prototype

•           Pilot Application

•           Alpha/BETA testing

În ce mod a fost testat/încercat rezultatul?

•           Prototip

•           Aplicaţie Pilot

•           Incercare Alpha/BETA



1b. Please describe and discuss the testing results

Va rugăm să descrieţi rezultatele testate/încercate



If no:

Dacă răspunsul a fost NU:


Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?

Descrieţi ce tip de testare/încercare necesită rezultatul CD?

Detailed comment

Comentariu detaliat


Research in this area has focused on developing methods, tools and technology for drying agricultural products with solar energy. Using these tools, enhance the quality of dried products, to ensure better management of material resources and reduce the specific consumption of energy and materials.

There have been studied and developed the solar drying systems with automatic control, their design, namely a specific set of automation elements.

The validation process of constructive solutions includes two stages:
• building the  real model;
• prototype testing, probing and homologation.



1d. What is the time needed for testing?

Care este perioada de timp necesară testări?

Time for testing, probing  and approval is estimated to be within 90 working days.
1e. What is the cost needed for testing?

Care este costul necesar pentru testare?

Costs of research and results validation are estimated at Euro 2100.  Costs related to testing, probing and homologation of numerical model are estimated to be 1600 Euro.

SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development

SECŢIUNEA 2: Stadiul actual de dezvoltare



To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )

În ce măsură dispune echipa de resursele necesare pentru a asigura fabricarea noului produs? (Cercetători, resurse umane, hardware, etc.)


The research team of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, has a long experience in terms of methods, tools and technologies for drying agricultural products with solar energy.

The existence within the organization of equipment and software is a sound basis for stages of design, testing and probing.


What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?

Care sunt aspectele tehnice ce trebuie abordate pentru lansarea în fabricaţie, dacă sunt necesare?


Introducing in manufacturing a new product requires the adoption of the required organizational framework and a clear concept about the steps to be taken.
Stages of introducing  a new product on  market of are as follows:
- Market research;
- Fundamental theoretical research on product content;
- Technological and applied research,;
- Creation of new product components;
- Production prototype;
- Technical testing;
- Testing the acceptability on the market;
- Product homologation;
- Contracting between company and customer;
- Sales promotion;
- Market launch;
- Control and monitoring the products over consuming cycle.
The new product is the result of a set of methods, tools and technology for drying agricultural products with solar energy.



What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?

Ce resurse tehnice suplimentare sunt necesare pentru fabricarea acestui nou produs?

To set-up the technology for drying agricultural products requires the following technical resources:
- Set-up kinematics of drying equipment;
- Determine the number of temperature sensors and their arrangement on the installation;
- Data collection system.




Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.

Evaluarea generală a stadiului actual de dezvoltare tehnică

Detailed comment

Comentariu detaliat


In literature there is a number of dryer equipment for agricultural products. By using advanced software to ensure unitary concept, high unification degree of solutions, covering the existing applications areas, as well as a large increase in productivity.

This research addresses these needs, in an attempt to cover the vast issues solar drying of agricultural products in a unified framework.


SECTION 3: Deployment

SECŢIUNEA 3: Lansarea în fabricaţie


Define the demands for large scale production in terms of

Definiţi cererea pentru producţia de masă în funcţie de:

  • Materials
  • Materiale

After implementation, testing and setting all suppliers of materials, components and sub-assemblies required to manufacture the equipment for drying the agricultural products, as well as delivery terms, then proceed to implementation in production, and its promotion on domestic and international markets.

  • technologies, tools, machineries
  • Tehnologii, utilaje, maşini

To implement in practice the evaluated product, the following are required:
- Set-up control technology
- Drying equipment;
- Data collection systems.

  • Staff effort
  • Resurse umane
Estimated demand of human resources:
- Staff for market survey;
- Staff for investment;
- Staff for activities of advertising, publicity and  expertise.


SECTION 4: Overall Assessment

SECŢIUNEA 4: Evaluare generală


What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?

Care este evaluarea generală a fezabilităţii tehnice pentru rezultatul CD?

Project for drying installation of agricultural products is focused on research on automatic control of process parameters and the opportunity of using solar energy to replace conventional energy sources.
Modern command and control systems facilitate the drying process by largely introducing the process computing.
It will also develop new methods of analyzing data obtained during the experiments. Thus, each stage f the process include: 1) set-up the automation system; 2) system design; 3) concept development; 4) analyzing the results,
5) testing in practice.



Evaluare cantitativă (0-5)


Please put X as appropriate.

Vă rugăm să marcaţi cu X  punctajul considerat corespunzător


  1 2 3 4 5
Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far

Gradul de adecvare al activităţii de testare desfăşurate pănă în prezent

Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team

Gradul de adecvare şi disponibilitatea resurselor tehnice ale echipei

Current development stage

Stadiul actual de dezvoltare

Overall technical feasibility

Fezabilitatea tehnică generală



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Suntem de acord ca informaţiile cuprinse în acest formular să fie făcute publice în cadrul proiectului „Inter-regional cooperation for valorization of research results – INTERVALUE”, prin publicarea lor pe site-ul proiectului, la adresa:

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