International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 11 (2015)

Comparison of cassava and potato drying using solar dryer and sun drying


Ogunjobi SA, Onyia BI, Ude MU, Ofili I, Ibrahim AH

One of the major problems farmers face is preservation of their farm produce. A lot of cereal, vegetable and fruits waste in the farm before reaching the market or consumers due to inadequate preservation method. Drying of agricultural produce in the sun is one of the traditional ways of preservation of the farm produce. Sun drying of crops has a lot of limitation due to unsteady solar radiation. This work compared drying using solar dryer and sun drying using cassava and potato with weight of 10 Kg each. The weight reduction using the two methods was due to loss of moisture content. It was observed in the experiment that drying of farm produce using solar dryer is more efficient than sun drying. The minimum weight of cassava and potato after drying for six days using solar dryer were 5.5Kg and 5.1Kg respectively. Using sun drying the weight of the two was found to be 6.5Kg and 5.9 Kg. The minimum atmospheric temperature recorded during the experiment was 26 C.
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Ogunjobi SA, Onyia BI, Ude MU, Ofili I, Ibrahim AH. Comparison of cassava and potato drying using solar dryer and sun drying. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 299-300
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