Solar drying of custard powder

Pawar, R. S. ; Takwale, M. G. ; Bhide, V. G. (1995) Solar drying of custard powder Energy Conversion and Management, 36 (11). pp. 1085-1096. ISSN 0196-8904

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A large scale forced convection solar drying system has been designed and fabricated, comprising an array of forty solar collectors and three drying cabinets with a blower. Such a system yields 300 kg of dry product of custard powder in a normal sunshine day. It is shown that such a system is feasible and has an ability to save large amounts of fuel. It keeps the product clean and it is dried in a shorter period than in open sun drying. It is found that forced convection solar drying systems are suitable in food and chemical industries where large scale drying is required.

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Keywords:Solar Drying; Forced Convection System; Drying Custard Powder; Drying Edible Starch
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