Review of solar drying systems with air based solar collectors in Malaysia

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Abstract

Solar drying systems (SDSs) are environment friendly and enhance energy conservation. Such systems are a promising application of solar energy systems. SDS is an effective means of food preservation, particularly for small groups of farmers and fishers in Malaysia. Thus, these systems have been developed for agricultural and marine products in this country. This review describes the design and performance levels of different types of commercial-scale SDSs with air-based solar collectors established in Malaysia. To this end, the performances of various such SDSs are summarized in detail. Performance indices are presented as well, such as those for drying time, evaporative capacity, and drying efficiencies. Moreover, the SDSs are subject to energy-exergy-environment-economic analysis in this review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1191-1204
Number of pages14
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015

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Keywords

  • Economic analysis
  • Energy analysis
  • Environment analysis
  • Exergy analysis
  • Performances
  • Solar drying system

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Review of solar drying systems with air based solar collectors in Malaysia. / Fudholi, Ahmad; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Bakhtyar, B.; Gabbasa, Mohamed; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 51, 30.07.2015, p. 1191-1204.

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