Year 2018, Volume 2 , Issue 2, Pages 50 - 56 2018-04-10

The Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Solar Sustained Batch Type Maize Dryer for Value Addition

Fraz Ahmad Khan [1]


Drying is the taking away of water from agricultural product thus at the same time provide extended period of shelf life. In this study, an innovative solar sustained maize dryer along with screw conveyor for unloading the grain and central air perforated duct (throughout aeration chamber length) has been developed. High drying rate was achieved due to central air distribution model of the dryer during the drying process. Using 758-kg of freshly harvested maize at moisture content 24% (wet basis), dryer was evaluated. The average aeration rate of the solar sustained maize dryer was 3.67 kilogram per hour. 60% saving in drying time was also achieved by using the solar sustained maize dryer. From 24% to 13% moisture content for drying the whole maize, solar sustained maize dryer took 27 hours. It is economical and environment friendly drying method. Cost analysis was also done and it was found by using this drying method, at very low cost we can dehydrated better quality maize. At community level, marketable size of the solar sustained maize dryer can be better and formed for revolution of agriculture in the country-side areas. 

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Primary Language en
Subjects Agricultural, Engineering
Published Date 10.04.2018
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-6334-1078
Author: Fraz Ahmad Khan (Primary Author)
Institution: University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
Country: Pakistan


Dates

Application Date : January 16, 2018
Acceptance Date : March 21, 2018
Publication Date : April 10, 2018

Bibtex @research article { jaefs379560, journal = {International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2618-5946}, address = {Dicle University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture, 21280 Diyarbakir / Turkey}, publisher = {Gültekin ÖZDEMİR}, year = {2018}, volume = {2}, pages = {50 - 56}, doi = {10.31015/jaefs.18008}, title = {The Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Solar Sustained Batch Type Maize Dryer for Value Addition}, key = {cite}, author = {Khan, Fraz Ahmad} }
APA Khan, F . (2018). The Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Solar Sustained Batch Type Maize Dryer for Value Addition . International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences , 2 (2) , 50-56 . DOI: 10.31015/jaefs.18008
MLA Khan, F . "The Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Solar Sustained Batch Type Maize Dryer for Value Addition" . International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 2 (2018 ): 50-56 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs/issue/36467/379560>
Chicago Khan, F . "The Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Solar Sustained Batch Type Maize Dryer for Value Addition". International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 2 (2018 ): 50-56
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ISNAD Khan, Fraz Ahmad . "The Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Solar Sustained Batch Type Maize Dryer for Value Addition". International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 2 / 2 (April 2018): 50-56 . https://doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.18008
AMA Khan F . The Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Solar Sustained Batch Type Maize Dryer for Value Addition. int. j. agric. environ. food sci.. 2018; 2(2): 50-56.
Vancouver Khan F . The Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Solar Sustained Batch Type Maize Dryer for Value Addition. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences. 2018; 2(2): 50-56.