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Drying of Vegetable Products in Mobile Solar Dryer with Movable Shelving

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The article outlines the relevance of production of dried products using a mobile solar dryer plant with mobile shelving. For intensification of the drying process, the convection of the drying agent flow in the proposed design of drying chamber was studied via numerical solution of the Navier–Stokes equations. As a result, a graphical interpretation of isolines of moving stream of drying agent in a chamber was obtained. Varying dimensionless parameters of the drying agent enabled complete coverage of all zones of the dryer chamber. The motion of shelves due to gravitational forces allowed uniform drying of materials. Through multivariate experiments, the influence of the temperature-time regimes of the dryer chamber on the particle size was investigated. The optimal drying conditions for cut fruit are presented.

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Urmashev, B.A., Khazimov, K.M., Temirbekov, A.N. et al. Drying of Vegetable Products in Mobile Solar Dryer with Movable Shelving. J. Engin. Thermophys. 30, 145–162 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1810232821010112

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