Sun-Drying in Traditional Brickmaking: Strategies for Achieving Efficiency

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Abstract

This study investigated the utilization of currently available energy and its implication on the ecological production of architecture materials. The study focused on the sun-drying process used by craftsmen in the traditional brickmaking process, arguing that such a practice demonstrates ways of utilizing current energy that are informed by local knowledge and are ecological. Such a brick drying process was observed at two sites of traditional brickmaking in Central Java, Indonesia. The result of the study indicated that the drying process in brickmaking utilized various exposure strategies to maximize the potential amount of heat from the sun that can be transferred to the bricks, which in turn influenced the flow of the production process. The study then discussed the potential applications of such knowledge in the modern brick manufacturing process to create a more ecological production of architecture materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1414-1421
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Technology
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Architecture material
  • Ecology
  • Local knowledge
  • Sun-drying
  • Traditional brickmaking

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