Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
Experimentation of solar dryer with desiccant material for agricultural products
Author(s): Khultesh S. Patil, Sudhir D. Mahajan, S.R.Burkul
Abstract: The food preservation is very important in all over. Most of the food products are obtained from agricultural so it is essential that preservation of food for long time therefore the moisture removal from agricultural products is also important. Solar Drying process is traditional process which is used for removing the moisture from agricultural grains. Drying is possible only during sunshine hours. So that time required for drying is longer. In this paper the objective is that, it can also dry the agricultural products in off sunshine hours. In off sunshine hours drying is operated by solid desiccant material which is also the adsorbent. The moisture removal rate of solid desiccant is increase by 25% and time required for drying is minimized. In short drying efficiency of system increased approximately as compare to conventional process.