Table of Contents
Conference Papers in Energy
Volume 2013, Article ID 125628, 4 pages
Conference Paper

An Experimental Study and Analysis on Solar Drying of Bitter Gourd Using an Evacuated Tube Air Collector in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

1Department of Physics, A. VVM Sri Pushpam College, Thanjavur 613 503, India
2School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SASTRA University, Thanjavur 613 402, India
3Department of Architecture, Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur 613 403, India

Received 3 January 2013; Accepted 3 April 2013

Academic Editors: P. Agarwal, B. Bhattacharya, U. P. Singh, and B. Sopori

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by AR. Umayal Sundari at “International Conference on Solar Energy Photovoltaics” held from 19 December 2012 to 21 December 2012 in Bhubaneswar, India.

Copyright © 2013 AR. Umayal Sundari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. A. A. Gatea, “Performance evaluation of a mixed-mode solar dryer for evaporating moisture in beans,” Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 65–71, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  2. S. Ayyappan and K. Mayilsamy, “Experimental investigation on a solar tunnel drier for copra drying,” Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 635–638, 2010. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. D. Parikh and G. D. Agrawal, “Solar drying in hot and dry climate of Jaipur, India,” International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 224–231, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  4. C. Lamnatou, E. Papanicolaou, V. Belessiotis, and N. Kyriakis, “Experimental investigation and thermodynamic performance analysis of a solar dryer using an evacuated-tube air collector,” Applied Energy, vol. 94, pp. 232–243, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  5. A. Yadav and V. K. Bajpai, “An experimental study on evacuated tube solar collector for heating of air in India,” Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 79, pp. 81–86, 2011. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. E. K. Akpinar, “Drying of mint leaves in a solar dryer and under open sun: modelling, performance analyses,” Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 2407–2418, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus