Performance Evaluation of a double pass Indirect Solar Drier for drying of Red Chili

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Expert approaches

Author Name :

Vijay R. Khawale, Dr.Shashank B. Thakare, Raj P. Khawale

Abstract :

The performance of a double pass indirect solar drier for drying Red chili is presented. At air flow rate of 0.0171kg/s and average solar radiation of 566 W/m2, the collector, drying system and pick-up efficiencies is about 38%, 59.61% and 47%, respectively. This system takes 24h (not including nights) to reduce the moisture content of about 80% to 9% (w. b.) for drying a red chili while in open sun drying, it obtained in 58h.

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