A Study Of New Models And Experimental Investigations Of Solar Drier System
Solar energy is the one of the oldest source of energy in the world. It is freest and cleanest source of energy
because it has no destructive effect on environment. People have been using this source since many years now. In this paper,
an attempt is made to review various aspects of solar driers applied to drying of food products at small scale. Popular types
of driers in Asia-Pacific region, and new types of driers with improved technologies are discussed. The open sun drying and
some alternate solutions are presented. The various aspects considered for modeling and experimental investigations carried
out on various food products are also presented. Finally, the performance evaluation of the drier is discussed in detail. It is
found that there is a shorter way of estimating the performance of a drier.
Index Terms— Solar Drier, Clean Energy, Sun Drying, Performance Evaluation.