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Joseph Oppong Akowuah, Ato Bart-Plange, Komla Agbeko Dzisi
International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 6, pp 98-105; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijae.20210603.11

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Drawbacks associated with natural convection solar dryers are encouraging the development of low-capacity hybrid drying systems which integrate renewable energy in their operation. However, information on the cost-effectiveness of such drying systems for decision-making by investors is lacking. This study seeks to assess the financial and economic feasibility of a solar-biomass hybrid dryer for maize drying. A cost-benefit analysis was done using net present value (NPV), benefit-cost ratio (BCR), and internal rate of return (IRR) as well as payback period to measure the financial viability of the dryer operation and the profitability of the investment. The results show that the total capital expenditure required to establish the drying system is $ 5,263 with a running cost of $ 1,166 per year. Using an economic utilisation period of 10 years, the investment in the dryer was determined to be viable with an NPV of $ 4,876 and an IRR of 38% at a capital cost of 24%. At a drying charge of $2.11/bag, the results show the initial capital invested can be recouped in a PBP of 2.7 years at a BCR of 1.48. These financial indicators suggest that investment in the dryer is profitable. Further analysis shows that, at a projected 30, 266.80 tonnes of maize produce per season by smallholder maize farmers in the study area, about 210 of the hybrid dryers are needed to provide drying services to the farmers. This translates into about 420 direct job opportunities created for the youth and the potential to prevent economic loss of maize grains equivalent to $ 5,684.2 per year due to post-harvest losses of maize in the study area. The adoption and scale-up of the dryer have implications in addressing maize post-harvest loss at the smallholder level and job creation for the youth in the country.
Susan Ferkau, Quinn Risch, Prashanth Bhat, Kevin Lynch
American Journal of Operations Management and Information Systems, Volume 6; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajomis.20210601.12

Olofinlade Samuel Oluwapelumi, Aremu Olusegun Samuel, Ogunwole Cecilia Oluwakemi Aina
Journal of Finance and Accounting, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jfa.20210903.11

Cabello-Modesto Daniel, Garcia-Briones Alondra, Gutierrez-Villaseñor Alan Omar, Aguilar-Zapata Daniel, Romero-Gonzalez Juan Pablo, Gonzalez-Chon Octavio, Juárez-Hernández Eva, Santillan-López Gloria, Sosa-Garcia Jesus Ojino
Clinical Medicine Research, Volume 10; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.cmr.20211004.12

Stephanie Toscano Kasabkojian, Gabriela Pacheco de Oliveira, Francine Papaiordanou, Analia Luiza Porto Viana, Antonio Carlos Amedeo Vattimo, Andrea Bauer Bannach, Stevin Zung
Clinical Medicine Research, Volume 10; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.cmr.20211004.13

Mohammad Mahabubul Alam, Mohammad Saiful Islam, Shamsuzzaman Khan, Shamima Hamid, Nazrul Islam, Mafia Afsin Laz, Shantona Rani Paul
International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy, Volume 6; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijidt.20210603.13

Rivero-Jimenez Rene Antonio, Villegas-Valverde Carlos Agustin, Torres-Zambrano Gina Marcela, Abdelrazik Abeer, Haider Muhammad Touseef, Castillo-Aleman Yandy Marx, Ventura-Carmenate Yendry, Abdel Hadi Loubna, Bencomo-Hernandez Antonio Alfonso
Clinical Medicine Research, Volume 10; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.cmr.20211004.15

Abel Alfonso Castro, Yuri Belén Ramírez, Carmen Rosa Seijas Bagué, Ana María Reyes Suárez, Edward Peter Kardas
International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences, Volume 6; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijics.20210602.11

Mauricio Aurelio Gomes Heleno, Edda Evnet Newball-Noriega, Salomón Huancahuire-Vega, Rui Seabra Ferreira Júnior, Benedito Barraviera
American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajbls.20210904.15

Kolo Josephine Teni, Falusi Olamide Ahmed, Daudu Oladipupo Abdulazeez Yusuf, Adebola Matthew Omoniyi, Abubakar Abdulhakeem, Gado Aishatu Adamu
American Journal of Plant Biology, Volume 6; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajpb.20210602.13

Goodhead Tomvie Abraham, Evans Fiebibiseighe Osaisai, Abalaba Ineyekineye
Mathematics and Computer Science, Volume 6; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.mcs.20210603.12

David Putiero Suoseg, Anwar Sadat Seidu, Ubeida Koray, Safia Iddrisu, Munkaila Mohammed, Shafawu Mustapha Baba, Abraham Babatuiamu Titigah, Ana Maria Simono Charadan
Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jgo.20210904.16

Jitendra Malviya, Arvind Parmar, Lokesh Parmar, Roshni Khan, Rituja Roy, Sushmita Kanade, Prince Giri, Balram Rathore
American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Volume 9; https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajbls.20210904.16

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