Investigation of Parching Kinetics and Superiority of Indian Red Chilli In Solar Hybrid Greenhouse Drying And Open Sun Drying

Investigation of Parching Kinetics and Superiority of Indian Red Chilli In Solar Hybrid Greenhouse Drying And Open Sun Drying

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  • G SARAVANAN, C RADHAKRISHNAN, M DHARMALINGAM
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  • 2021
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  • January-Feburary
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  • Research
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    This work reports the efficient drying behavior of Indian
    red chilli dried in a controlled greenhouse dryer under solar radiation
    in tropical summer conditions. A comparative study has been carried
    out on drying kinetics and the quality of red chilli in a solar hybrid
    greenhouse dryer and open sun. The desirable moisture content (%)
    was achieved with a rapid drying rate in active drying (18.67 % in 9
    h) compared to passive drying (24.24 % in 12 h) and open sun
    (24.24 % in 24 h) drying conditions. Further, FTIR analysis identified
    the presence of functional groups (Capsaicinoids and
    dihydrocapsaicinoids) of red chilli dried in solar hybrid greenhouse
    dryer.
    Keywords : Solar Hybrid Greenhouse Dryer, Red chilli, Open Sun
    Drying, Drying Rate, Functional groups
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    Investigation of Parching Kinetics and Superiority of Indian Red Chilli In Solar Hybrid Greenhouse Drying And Open Sun Drying