Performance analysis of Portable solar Areca nut (Areca catechu L.) dryer

Dinesha, P and Jagannath, K (2017) Performance analysis of Portable solar Areca nut (Areca catechu L.) dryer. In: International Conference on Researches in Science & Technology, 14/07/2017, Bali, Indonesia.

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In this study, areca nut is dried and its drying parameters are investigated experimentally by using newly developed portable solar dryer. Portable solar dryer has equipped with five trays to accommodate areca nut. The weight of the areca nut is determined before placing in the trays for drying. Experiments are conducted with solar dryer and the performance is compared with traditional open sun drying method. At the end of drying experiments, it is observed that the total mass of areca nut decreased from 8.6 kg to 4.85 kg at the end of 19th day of drying where as traditional open sun drying requires 39 days. From the investigation it can be concluded that the newly developed solar dryer shows increased drying rate when compared to traditional open sun drying method

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Portable Solar dryer, agricultural products, open sun drying, closed chamber drying, Areca nut.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 08:35

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