Development and performance evaluation of an economic solar grain dryer

Kolawole, A and Ikubanni, P.P. and Agboola, O.O. and Anifowose, O.B (2018) Development and performance evaluation of an economic solar grain dryer. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 9 (10). pp. 589-604.

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The development and performance evaluation of a solar dryer for the preservation of agricultural products such as groundnut seeds is presented in this study. The dryer is designed and constructed using locally available materials such as plywood, translucent glass, wood, paints, and wire-mesh. The performance evaluation of the dryer revealed that the optimum temperature of the dryer during the test period is 59oC with a corresponding ambient temperature of 31oC. An average dryer relative humidity of 48.05% and average temperature of 58oC was observed for the dryer during the drying days. This dryer will be usable by rural farmers in preserving seeds from wastage due to the rapid rate of drying

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Engr. Peter Ikubanni
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 04:03
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 04:03

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