Drying kinetics of a solar dryer for drying of potato chips in Western Maharashtra, India
The current study focuses on the performance of Solar Greenhouse Dryer for drying of potato chips in Solar Dryer and Open sun condition in Western Maharashtra. The potato chips is a value added product, that can be effectively used during throughout year as snacks, side dish or appetizer. It can be either deep dried or backed for consumption. The potato contains high fiber, it helps to lower the cholesterol level in blood reducing the risk of blood pressure if consumed backed. The potato chips can be effectively stored for one year to six months and consumed as snacks.The experiment was conducted at Bahe, Borgaon, Tal-Walwa, Dist- Sangli, Maharashtra, India located at 17.115o N and 74.33o E. The Moisture Removal Rate (MRR) for drying of potato chips in Solar Greenhouse Dryer and Open sun drying is 83% and 78% respectively. The drying rate observed during the experiment has a better resemblance with simulated Response Surface Modelling.
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