Design and Performance of Solar-assisted Fluidized Bed Drying of Paddy

M. Yahya, Ahmad Fudholi, Kamaruzzaman Sopian
2016 Research Journal of Applied Sciences Engineering and Technology  
A solar-assisted fluidized bed drying was evaluated for 12 kg of paddy. It was dried to the final moisture content of 14 from 20% (wet basis) in 40 min with temperature and relative humidity about 50°C and 23%. Also, a maximum and average drying rate of 0.04 kg/min and 0,022 kg/min, respectively. Result shows that this system capable of drying paddy quickly because the drying rate is quite high. The drying system consists of single-pass solar collector with fin, fluidized bed, cyclones, blower
more » ... , cyclones, blower and drying chamber.
doi:10.19026/rjaset.12.2382 fatcat:fghn45kvureg3o4c5ehgrfne5i