Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Drying of algae by various drying methods
Bhaumik Bheda, Manoj Shinde, Rajaram Ghadge, Bhaskar Thorat

Last modified: 02-01-2019


Algae drying was carried out using Vacuum Tray Dryer and an Innovative Solar Conduction Dryer. Algae was dried in a Vacuum Tray Dryer at 60°C under varied pressure conditions and makes use of specially designed double condenser system. The open sun drying and solar conduction dryer (SCD) was also used for algae drying. Comparison between open sun drying and solar conduction dryer were done and it was found that the solar conduction dryer gives high performance than the open sun drying. It was also found that, the conductive heat transfer mode plays a crucial role in the solar conduction dryer.

Keywords: Vaccum Dryer; Solar Conduction Dryer; Algal Drying

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