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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(12): 158-168
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1012.018


Comparative Study of Performance Evaluation of Biomass based Rotary Tray Dryer and Solar Tunnel Dryer for Drying of Shatavari Roots (Asparagus racemosus)
V. Ghanbahadur, N. R. Nandagawali and V. B. Shinde*
Department of Unconventional Energy Sources and Electrical Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola P.O. Krishi Nagar- 444 104, M.S., India
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Abstract:

The project entitled “Comparative study of performance evaluation of biomass based rotary tray dryer and solar tunnel dryer for drying of Shatavari” is carried out at Department of Unconventional Energy Source and Electrical Engineering, Dr. PDKV, Akola undertaken with the objectives to characterize agro residues based briquettes used for combustion in biomass based rotary tray dryer and evaluate performance of biomass based rotary tray dryer for drying of Shatavari in biomass based rotary tray dryer and solar tunnel dryer. The biomass heated air was supply to continuously to the drying chamber for drying of Shatavari roots. To the drying of Shatavari temperature ranges was used 45°, 55° and 65°C. The drying of Shatavri to the temperature in biomass heated air rotary tray dryer and solar tunnel drying result observed the inside drying chamber and combustor temperature were much higher than the ambient temperature during drying time. The drying process observed that drying time was minimized and organic content obtained more in biomass heated air rotary tray dryer was found better than solar tunnel drying. The quantitative analysis showed that the traditional drying i.e.., solar tunnel drying took 17h for drying of Shatavari roots to remove moisture content from 42.83% (db) to 9.37% (db), while biomass heated air rotary tray dryer took only 14 h for drying of Shatavari roots during 45°, 55° and 65°C required 12h moisture content was removed 8.33% (db) respectively.


Keywords: Asparagus racemosus, Shatavari, Drying
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Ghanbahadur, B. V., N. R. Nandagawali and Shinde, V. B. 2021. Comparative Study of Performance Evaluation of Biomass based Rotary Tray Dryer and Solar Tunnel Dryer for Drying of Shatavari Roots (Asparagus racemosus).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(12): 158-168. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1012.018