ijaers social
facebook
twitter
Blogger
google plus

International Journal of Advanced
Engineering, Management and Science

ijaems google ijaems academia ijaems pbn nauka gov JournalToc Scilit logo Tyndale Library WorldCat indiana Library WorldCat aalborg university Library J-Gate academickeys ijaems rootindexing ijaems reddit ijaems research bib ijaems slideshare ijaers digg ijaems tumblr ijaems plurk ijaems I2OR ijaems ASI ijaems bibsonomy

Development of a Solar Drier for Domestic Applications
( Vol-3,Issue-11,November 2017 )

Author(s):

Harrison K. Tarus, Ahmed M. S

Keywords:

Drier, grains, Solar, Temperature.

Abstract:

The solar drying system utilizes solar energy to heat up air and to dry small scale domestic produce like grain, omena, vegetables etc. This is beneficial in reducing wastage and hence preservation of agricultural products as well as increasing affordability by the local population who naturally cannot afford the higher cost of mechanical driers. This study presents the design, construction and performance of solar grain dryer. In the dryer, the heated air from a separate solar collector is passed through a grain bed, and at the same time, the drying cabinet absorbs solar energy directly through the transparent walls and roof. Tests carried out on the drier showed that the temperatures inside the dryer and the solar collector were much higher than the ambient temperature during most hours of the daylight. The temperature rise inside drying cabinet was up to 24oC (74%) for about three hours immediately after 12.00h (noon). This indicates better performance compared to open sun drying.

ijaers doi crossrefDOI:

10.24001/ijaems.3.11.3

Cite This Article:
Show All (MLA | APA | Chicago | Harvard | IEEE | Bibtex)
Paper Statistics:
  • Total View : 17
  • Downloads : 1
  • Page No: 1041-1043
Share:
References:

[1] Mujumdar, A.S., 2007, Handbook of Industrial drying, Taylor and Francis group, U.K.
[2] Jain, D., Tiwari, G. N., 2003, Thermal aspects of open sun drying of various crops, Energy 28, pp. 37–54.
[3] Mekhilefa, S., Saidurb, R., Safari, A., 2011, A review on solar energy use in industries Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,15, pp. 1777–1790.
[4] Xingxing, Z., Xudong, Z., Stefan, S., Jihuan, X., Xiaotong, Y., 2012, Review of R&D progress and practical application of the solar photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) technolo-gies, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16, pp. 599-617.
[5] Hughes, B. R., Oates, M., 2011, Performance investigation of a passive solar assisted kiln in the United Kingdom, Solar Energy, 85, pp. 1488-1498.