Drying investigation of coriander seeds in a photovoltaic thermal collector with solar dryer
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, 600062, India
J Ther Eng 2023; 3(9): 659-668 DOI: 10.18186/thermal.1297575
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This present work deals with experimental investigation of photovoltaic thermal collector de-sign and development with solar dryer (PVTCSD). An solar experimental investigation is done on coriander seeds by natural, forced and open sun drying to estimate different paramet-ric investigations such as solar radiation intensity, removal of moisture and the air outlet in the collector. Solar radiation is utilized as a source of energy to propel the photovoltaic thermal collector dryer; which was analysed in a drying testing chamber temperature in the range of 32οC to 59οC to dry 4 kg of coriander seeds. From the experimental study, it was understood that coriander seeds posses much more starting moisture 68% by weight and also the results proved that final moisture content has been decreased by 9% by weight during six bright days in the month of May 2021. The PVTCSD was used during the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In terms of un-derstanding PVTCSD, solar sun drying with the forced convection achieved superior results than other two modes of operation.