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Design of An Indirect Solar Dryer, Analysis of Tray and Application in Food Processing Industries and Rural Areas


Manavee Ajit Singh , G.B.Pant Engineering College Pauri, Garhwal, Uttrakhand, India; HemantKumar, G.B.Pant Engineering College Pauri, Garhwal, Uttrakhand, India; Devendra Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, UP, India


Energy, Drying, Mechanical Drying, And Open Sun Drying, Fossils Fuel, Solar Dryer


Energy is one of the main concerns for the growing future of any nation. It is by far the largest commodities in the world and an immense amount of energy is extracted, distributed, converted and consumed in our global society daily. The process of drying through sun in food processing industries or rural life is an integral part of various products especially vegetable, fruits and spices. There are several methods that can be used such as mechanical drying by using fossils fuel, which is costly and not environmentally friendly or open sun drying, which is very much common between farmers as compared to any other. This research paper contains the design of solar dryer according to the location of Pauri, Garhwal India and analysis of tray. The solar air heater is inclined at the angle, taking latitude in consideration, for proper trapping of energy. This paper also contains the state of various kinds of solar dryer that are widely used today and applications in various fields.

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Paper ID: COMETP007
Published in: Conference 3 : COMET 2016
Publication Date: 17/01/2016
Page(s): 44-52

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