Thin-layer drying characteristics of banana slices in a force convection indirect solar drying

M. I. Fadhel, Ramez Abdulwasea Abdo, B. F. Yousif, Azami Zaharim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

An experimental study was performed to determine the thin layer drying characteristics of banana slices in a force convection indirect solar drying. The system consists of two main parts: heat collector and the food drying cabinet. Heat collector absorbing maximum solar radiation by and provides heated air flow to the cabinet via two fans at the air inlet/outlet. The air temperature at the inlet of the cabinet under both natural and forced air velocities was about 62.8°c. During the experiments, the cabinet was loaded with 426g of banana slices having an initial moisture content of 80%. Eight different thin layer drying models were compared with respect to their coefficient of determination (r2), reduced chi-square (x2) and root mean square error (RMSE) was selected to better estimate the drying curves. The performance of these models was investigated by non-linear regression analysis using statistica computer program. The entire models were showed a good fit to the drying data. However, the (wang and singh) drying model was showed a better fit to the experiment data among other models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11
Pages310-315
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11 - Cambridge
Duration: 23 Feb 201125 Feb 2011

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Other6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11
CityCambridge
Period23/2/1125/2/11

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Keywords

  • Drying characteristics
  • Drying model
  • Force convection
  • Indirect solar dryer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Environmental Engineering

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Fadhel, M. I., Abdo, R. A., Yousif, B. F., Zaharim, A., & Sopian, K. (2011). Thin-layer drying characteristics of banana slices in a force convection indirect solar drying. In Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11 (pp. 310-315)

Thin-layer drying characteristics of banana slices in a force convection indirect solar drying. / Fadhel, M. I.; Abdo, Ramez Abdulwasea; Yousif, B. F.; Zaharim, Azami; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11. 2011. p. 310-315.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fadhel, MI, Abdo, RA, Yousif, BF, Zaharim, A & Sopian, K 2011, Thin-layer drying characteristics of banana slices in a force convection indirect solar drying. in Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11. pp. 310-315, 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11, Cambridge, 23/2/11.
Fadhel MI, Abdo RA, Yousif BF, Zaharim A, Sopian K. Thin-layer drying characteristics of banana slices in a force convection indirect solar drying. In Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11. 2011. p. 310-315
Fadhel, M. I. ; Abdo, Ramez Abdulwasea ; Yousif, B. F. ; Zaharim, Azami ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Thin-layer drying characteristics of banana slices in a force convection indirect solar drying. Recent Researches in Energy and Environment - 6th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, EE'11. 2011. pp. 310-315
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