Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/07373930801929557
Title: Development and performance analysis of a new solar energy-assisted photocatalytic dryer
Authors: Chen, H.-H.
Huang, T.-C.
Tsai, C.-H.
Mujumdar, A. 
Keywords: Dehumidification system
SEPCD
Solar energy-assisted photocatalytic closed-type dryer
TiO2
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Chen, H.-H., Huang, T.-C., Tsai, C.-H., Mujumdar, A. (2008). Development and performance analysis of a new solar energy-assisted photocatalytic dryer. Drying Technology 26 (4) : 503-507. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/07373930801929557
Abstract: A novel patented solar energy-assisted photocatalytic closed-type dryer (SEPCD) was developed to produce dried agro-foods without using chemical additives for antisepsis and/or color retention and to retain higher nutritive value of the fresh produce. The SEPCD was designed to simulate open sun drying with moving dry air and mild temperature. The air temperature in the drying cabinet is maintained at 40-45°C; it is supplied partially by a dehumidification system and partially by a solar energy system. Additionally, the inside of the cabinet was coated with titanium dioxide (TiO2) to cause a bactericidal effect during the drying process. Results showed that the total mold and bacterial counts for the drying cabinet and dried pineapple slices are significantly reduced in the SEPCD while the dried food quality is also better than that dried by conventional hot air drying.
Source Title: Drying Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/84974
ISSN: 07373937
DOI: 10.1080/07373930801929557
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