A. Castañeda-Miranda, A. González-Parada, R. Guzmán-Cabrera, O.G. Ibarra-Manzano. (2012). Desarrollo de un horno solar para el secado de plantas y vegetales usando control difuso. Acta Universitaria. Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 14-19.
Recently, the use of solar energy in the dehydration of agricultural products is becoming more common as high yields in the post-harvest products. Investment in technologies for contributing to the producers of food products is an important factor for the development of the productive chains of our country. This paper presents the development of a solar oven for drying plants and vegetables using fuzzy control. This is a heat-controlled system that allows decreasing the drying time from several days to hours. Drying tests were conducted using jamaica flower, which could decrease the drying time from four days to about 5 h. We present both the conceptual design of the experimental results. The results obtained allow us to see the feasibility of the proposed design.