Energy flow rates across commonly used desiccators and associated heat transfer equipment are quantified. It is seen that approximately 726 percent excess heat energy over the actual requirement is presently used for drying in desiccators. Approximately 49 percent of heat energy is exhausted to the atmosphere through the chimney and approximately 23 percent along with the desiccator exhaust gases. Approximately 40 percent of energy could be saved by introducing recirculation techniques of heat recovery. This saving represents about 83.2 million kwh of energy for 1981 alone, which is an equivalent of 4.5 percent of the total electrical energy generated in Sri Lanka in 1981.