Luna Shrestha Stuart O J Crichton Boris Kulig Bernadette Kiesel Oliver Hensel Barbara Sturm Comparative analysis of methods and model prediction performance evaluation for continuous online non-invasive quality assessment during drying of apples from two cultivars Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 10 1016/j tsep 2019 100461 Luna Shrestha Stuart O J Crichton Boris Kulig Bernadette Kiesel Oliver Hensel Barbara Sturm Comparative analysis of methods and model prediction performance evaluation for continuous online non-invasive quality assessment during drying of apples from two cultivars Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 10 1016/j tsep 2019 100461

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EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF PRE-DRYING TREATMENTS AND DRYING METHODS ON THE DRYING KINETICS AND QUALITY OF TOMMY ATKIN MANGO SLICES K Mugodo Submitted in partial fulfilment of the academic requirements of Master of Science in Engineering Bioresources Engineering University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg December 2017 Supervisor: Professor TS Workneh Co

The drying rate and system efficiency were 0 62 kg/h and 57 5% respectively The rapid rate of drying in the dryer reveals its ability to dry food items reasonably rapidly to a safe moisture level Keywords: solar energy dryer mixed-mode food preservation performance evaluation

Water Diffusion in Intermittent Solar Drying of Mangaba (Hancornia speciosa) p 196 Drying of Sisal Fiber: Three-Dimensional Mathematical Modeling and Simulation p 202 Experimental Investigation of the Performance of a Spouted Bed Dryer for Biomass: Drying Kinetics and Energy Evaluation p 208 Home Defect and Diffusion Forum Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol 399 Experimental Investigation of

3 1 Dryer Performance All drying conditions of the solar drying process were monitored and they are presented in Figure 2 The values of ambient temperature ambient relative humidity (RH) and solar radiation ranged between 26 3C and 37 6C 30 6% and 55 8% and 236 2 Wm −2 and 873 4 Wm −2 respectively Temperature and relative

Drying kinetics of potato cylinders and slices in a mixed-mode solar dryer Potato cylinders and slices were dried progressively from an initial moisture content of 82 % (wb) to a final safe moisture content of 12 % (wb) with an effective drying period of 210 min and 330 min respectively in the laboratory scale mixed-mode solar dryer Figure 2 shows the drying rate curve for potato cylinders

Design fabrication and performance evaluation of solar

28 07 2015An indirect active-type environmentally friendly low-cost solar dryer was designed to dry various agricultural products The dryer was built by locally available biologically degradable low-cost materials The dryer consists of solar flat plate air heater with three layers of insulation drying chamber and a fan with a regulator to induce required air flow in the system

Experimental evaluation of beef drying kinetics in a solar tunnel dryer Eunice A Mewa a * Michael W Okoth a Catherine N Kunyanga a Musa N Rugiri b a Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology University of Nairobi P O Box 29053-00625 Nairobi Kenya b Department of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Egerton University P O Box 536-20115 Egerton Kenya

Drying can be achieved naturally by making use of solar energy or artificially by using heated cocoa bean dryers However farmers are weary of the problem of excessive drying and quick drying of cocoa beans by heated dryers because cocoa is sold by weight excessive drying will not be economical in terms of amount of money received by farmers It will also increase the energy costs while

3 1 Dryer Performance All drying conditions of the solar drying process were monitored and they are presented in Figure 2 The values of ambient temperature ambient relative humidity (RH) and solar radiation ranged between 26 3C and 37 6C 30 6% and 55 8% and 236 2 Wm −2 and 873 4 Wm −2 respectively Temperature and relative

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF PRE-DRYING TREATMENTS AND DRYING METHODS ON THE DRYING KINETICS AND QUALITY OF TOMMY ATKIN MANGO SLICES K Mugodo Submitted in partial fulfilment of the academic requirements of Master of Science in Engineering Bioresources Engineering University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg December 2017 Supervisor: Professor TS Workneh Co

Design fabrication and performance evaluation of solar dryer for banana Vinay Narayan Hegde* Viraj Shrikanth Hosur Samyukthkumar K Rathod Puneet A Harsoor and K Badari Narayana Abstract Background: An indirect active-type environmentally friendly low-cost solar dryer was designed to dry various agricultural products The dryer was built by locally available biologically degradable low

This study examines the performance of a parabolic greenhouse-type solar dryer used for drying of cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) in Nan (northern Thailand) The dryer has a base area of 6 0 m 8 2 m and a height of 3 25 m with the loading capacity of 100–200 kg for fruit or vegetables It has a parabolic roof structure covered with polycarbonate sheets and is placed on a concrete floor

Performance of Drying System e performance of solar assisted heat pump dryer integrated with biomass furnace is characterized by drying rate speci c moisture extraction rate and dryer thermal e ciency It is highly depending on the performance of each of the drying system components such as solar collector heat pump and biomass furnace e

Experimental investigation of the performance of a mixed

Zaman M Bala B Thin layer solar drying of rough rice Solar Energy 42 (1989): 381 16 ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT 382 [9] Stiling J Li S Stroeve P Thompson J Mjawa B Kornbluth K Barrett D M Performance 383 evaluation of an enhanced fruit solar dryer using concentrating panels Energy for 384 Sustainable Development 16 (2012): 224–230 385

M A Karim and M N A Hawlader Performance investigation of flat plate v-corrugated and finned air collectors Energy Volume 31 Issue 4 March 2006 Pages 452-470 [2012 IF: 2 651] M A Karim and M N A Hawlader Performance evaluation of a v-groove solar air collector for drying applications Applied Thermal Engineering 28 (2006) 121–130

DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A SOLAR DRYING SYSTEM FOR CROPS ABSTRACT This research presents the design construction and analysis of the performance of a mixed mode solar dryer for crops A mixed mode solar dryer utilizes direct solar radiation from the sun as well as input heat ducted from the solar collector inlet which is directly

Performance evaluation of solar dryer system for optimal operation: Mathematical modelling and experimental validation Shobhana Singh Subodh Kumar * * Corresponding author Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review 1 Citation (Scopus) Original language: English: Journal: International Journal of Sustainable Energy: Volume: 33: Issue number: 1

The drying rate and system efficiency were 0 62 kg/h and 57 5% respectively The rapid rate of drying in the dryer reveals its ability to dry food items reasonably rapidly to a safe moisture level Keywords: solar energy dryer mixed-mode food preservation performance evaluation

A new hybrid solar dryer was designed and constructed in this study which consisted of a flat-plate solar collector with dual-function (DF-FPSC) drying chamber with glass fan etc The DF-FPSC was firstly applied in drying agricultural products The innovative application of hybrid solar dryer can control the drying chamber air temperature within a suitable range by different operation

Intermittent drying curve (Fig 5) obtained from drying of cocoa bean in the mixed-mode solar dryer followed the typical drying characteristics of other agricultural materials: constant drying rate and falling drying rate (Akharume et al 2019 Akharume et al 2016 Hii et al 2009) However to evaluate moisture loss kinetics for an intermittent drying of cocoa beans the drying period was