Design and development of natural convective solar dryer
Kulcsszavak:solar energy, drying, wood chips
Solar drying has emerged as a potential drying solution for agricultural products in many developing nations. The drying behavior of the product to be dried depends on many parameters of the dryer. A box-type natural convective solar dryer was developed to analyze the drying performance of Wood chips. Experiments revealed promising drying results with drying efficiency. The design of the dryer could further be enhanced by hybridization with an external heat source.