Performance investigation of the drying of parsley in a tray dryer system


Hancioglu E., HEPBASLI A., İÇİER F. , ERBAY Z., Colak N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXERGY, vol.7, no.2, pp.193-210, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijex.2010.031240
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-210

Abstract

The performance of a tray dryer system for the parsley drying process was assessed using energy and exergy analysis methods in this study. The drying temperature ranged from 40 degrees C to 60 degrees C, while the drying air velocity varied from 0.5 m/s to 1.5 m/s. The higher temperature and lower velocity led to higher exergy and energy efficiencies. The exergy efficiency value for the overall system on a product/fuel basis was found to be 3.62%. The values for Specific Moisture Extraction Rate (SMER) and Specific Moisture Exergetic index (SMExR) were obtained to be 0.08 and 2.47 kg/k Wh, respectively.