Integrated solar dryer

Integrated solar cooker and dryer

Experiments in making watermelon candies were carried out in an integrated three-in-one solar device having utility as a water heater and as a cooker and dryer, with built in thermal storage to keep the dehydration process continuous during night by heated water. Watermelon crush poured on small trays, was heated in cooking mode and then dehydrated by using the same device in drying mode. The hot water provided energy to continue the drying process during the night. It took 28 hours to dehydrate the watermelon crush. The dried pulp could then be rolled into the form of spherical candies. -text taken from paper


P.C. Pande


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current21:30, March 24, 2009 (240 KB)Ben Hedrick (Talk | contribs)This paper was presented at the International Solar Food Processing Conference 2009.
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