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|Title:||Experimental investigation on a solar tunnel drier for copra drying|
|Keywords:||Copra;Drier efficiency;Moisture content;Solar tunnel drier|
|Abstract:||A natural convection solar tunnel drier (STD) was developed for copra drying under meteorological conditions of Pollachi, India. STD reduced moisture content from 52.2% to 8% in 57 h under full load and 52 h under half load conditions. Drying in bottom tray was lower (2%) than that of top tray. Average efficiency of STD was estimated as 20%. Quality of copra obtained was good (84.66% Milling copra Grade 1) as compared to open sun drying (53%).|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.69(08) [August 2010]|
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