Drying is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food crops which inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Solar heating systems to dry food and other crops can improve the quality of product by reducing wastage of seasonal surplus and fossil fuel. This book gives a brief introduction about drying mechanism, solar thermal technology, a short account on survey of various types of driers used for solar drying of agricultural crops. A brief account on evacuated tube collector and its working are discussed. A concise explanation on design and fabrication of indirect forced convection solar drier using Evacuated Tube Collector (ETC), is provided.
Umayal Sundari AR.
Dr. AR. Umayal Sundari, Associate Professor in Physics, has nearly 15+ years of teaching experience. She has bagged several awards including Sushila Chaurasia Merit Award. She has served as a member of Programme Advisory Committee in framing syllabus for Polytechnic Colleges. She has delivered several lectures and invited talks on Renewable Energy.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Solar drier, evacuated tube collector, forced convection solar dryer, Solar Thermal, Renewable energy
TECHNOLOGY / General