Thermal analysis of Solar dryer
Pages : 268-272, DOI:http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.14741/Ijcet/22774106/spl.5.6.2016.51
The increased consumption of energy, resulting in soaring prices of fossil fuels and ecological imbalance, has increased the interest in utilization of solar dryers. Experiments performed in many countries have clearly shown that solar dryers can be effectively used for drying agricultural crops. It is a matter of adopting it and designing the right type of solar dryer. This research work is an attempt to work out the development and thermal analysis of dryer for effective and economical method of drying of grapes to produce quality raisins.
Keywords: Solar dryer, Raisin, Solar air heater, Steam generator.