I need to heat silicon from as low as -20C to +15C in batches for processing into an aloy.
Does anyone know how to calculate:
Watts or calories or BTU of heat per degree of temperature increase and time per cubic meter of silicon.
The pure silicon is broken into pieces about the size of potatoes.
I will have to spec a furnace in Kw and recommend a dwell time. Silicon has a good heat conduction. I anticipate using radiant heat over a container of product.