Energy and exergy analyses of thin-layer drying of potato slices in a semi-industrial continuous band dryer

Aghbashlo,M.; Kianmehr,M.H.; Arabhosseini,A.

Drying Technology: 12, 1501-1508


ISSN/ISBN: 1532-2300
DOI: 10.1080/07373930802412231
Accession: 031245467

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This article is concerned with the energy and exergy analyses of the continuous-convection drying of potato slices. The first and second laws of thermodynamics were used to calculate the energy and exergy. A semi-industrial continuous-band dryer has been designed and used for drying experiments. The equipment has a drying chamber of 2 m length and the inlet air used for drying is heated by gas power.