Comprehensive exergy analysis of dandelion root during physical pre-treatment by convective solar drying
by Haytem Moussaoui; Khaoula Chatir; Azim Doğuş Tuncer; Ataollah Khanlari; Abdelkader Lamharrar; Ali Idlimam
International Journal of Exergy (IJEX), Vol. 43, No. 1, 2024

Abstract: In this study, a controlled indirect solar dryer was used to dry dandelion roots at three temperatures of 60°C, 70°C, and 80°C, together with two air flow rates of 0.0417 m3/s and 0.0834 m3/s. The main aim of this research is to carry out an exergetic analysis on the dryer chamber and the drying process in order to improve the exergetic efficiency of the solar dryer. The outcomes showed that the level of exegetic performance depends on the variation of the operating conditions. The exergy yield of the drying chamber of six drying configurations was obtained between the ranges of 48.1141%-68.2755%.

Online publication date: Thu, 01-Feb-2024

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