, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 31-40
Date: 09 Aug 2012

Design of an experimental set up for convective drying: experimental studies at different drying temperature

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Abstract

An experimental setup is designed to investigate the convective drying of moist object experimentally. All the design data, components of setup, materials and specifications are presented. Transient moisture content of a rectangular shaped potato slice (4 × 2 × 2 cm) is measured at different air temperatures of 40, 50, 60 and 70 °C with an air velocity of 2 m/s. Two different drying rate periods are observed. Results are compared with available results from literature.