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2022 ◽  
Vol 51 ◽  
pp. 101923
G.R. Gopinath ◽  
S. Muthuvel ◽  
M. Muthukannan ◽  
R. Sudhakarapandian ◽  
B. Praveen Kumar ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 51 ◽  
pp. 101950
C.D. Constantino-Robles ◽  
J.A. Romero-Eredia ◽  
P.Y. Sevilla-Camacho ◽  
J.B. Robles-Ocampo ◽  
L.J. Sol-Montejo ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 50 ◽  
pp. 101863
Mohammadhossein Rezaei ◽  
Mohammad Sefid ◽  
Khalid Almutairi ◽  
Ali Mostafaeipour ◽  
Hoa Xuan Ao ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 49 ◽  
pp. 101703
Ali Etem Gürel ◽  
Ümit Ağbulut ◽  
Alper Ergün ◽  
İlhan Ceylan ◽  
Adnan Sözen ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 43 (1) ◽  
pp. 85-96
S.K. Singh ◽  
Mr. Samsher ◽  
B.R. Singh ◽  
R.S. Sengar ◽  

Aim: Sun drying system is not able to provide the best drying performance and quality dried produce of leafy vegetables. To facilitate better options to the farmers, this study aims to develop and evaluate a cost-effective greenhouse type solar dryer to improve shelf stability of coriander leaves. Methodology: A greenhouse type solar dryer (5m x 3m x 2.3m) was developed with the provision of rigid frame, 200 µ UV stabilized LDPE glazing material, solar collector cum drying chamber, inlet air and outlet air openings. The dryer was evaluated for its performance, drying characteristics of coriander leaves and qualitative evaluation of dried product as compared to open sun drying. Results: The greenhouse type solar dryer performed well for coriander drying with increased level of temperature inside the dryer (42oC) and 24% reduced drying time as compared to sun drying (29oC).The loading capacity, efficiency, payback period and B:C ratio of the dryer were found to be 100 kg, 70.47 %, 1.26 yr and 1.79, respectively. The drying of coriander leaves occured mostly in falling rate period. Coriander leaves dried under the dryer possessed higher values of chlorophyll content (1.356 mg g-1 of tissue), ascorbic acid content (111.257 mg 100g-1), rehydration ratio (5.302) and coefficient of rehydration (0.762) than sun dried coriander leaves with the respective values of these quality parameters being 1.097 mg g-1 of tissue, 62.37 mg 100g-1, 4.715 and 0.689, respectively.

Solar Energy ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 231 ◽  
pp. 1072-1091
Ankur Gupta ◽  
Agnimitra Biswas ◽  
Biplab Das ◽  
Bale V. Reddy

2022 ◽  
Vol 951 (1) ◽  
pp. 012101
I S Nasution ◽  
R Agustina ◽  
M A Fauza

Abstract Hybrid infrared-solar dryer has a potential for drying fruits, vegetables, and grains such as paddy. This study aims to assess the performance of hybrid infrared-solar dryer on paddy in different of deep layer. Three different infrared heaters were used with a power of 25 W, 50 W, and 100 W. The hybrid infrared-solar dryer equipped with sensors placed in an open space so that sunlight can reach the drying chamber. The paddy samples were dried in different of deep layer (2 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm) until it reaches a moisture content of 14%. The input sensors in the drying chamber such as temperature, humidity, and moisture content were recorded using microcontroller and stored in Microsoft Excel® using the Parallax Data Acquisition tool. The algorithm was developed in order to control the heater from the input of temperature and humidity sensors by adjusting turn on/off relay. The study confirmed that the infrared heating power of 100 W is recommended for paddy drying if the ambient temperature is unfavourable (temperature less than 30°C). In general, the hybrid infrared-solar dryer with a power of 25 W-100 W has a potential to dry paddy quickly at a thickness of 2 cm-6 cm with a time range of 90-150 minutes.

2022 ◽  
Vol 18 (119) ◽  
pp. 193-204
Mohammad Reza Rouzegar ◽  
Mohammad Hossein Abbaspour-Fard ◽  
Mahdi Hedayatizadeh ◽  
Hamid Mohamadinezhad ◽  

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