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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (303) Last page : (326)
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Application of Different Types Solar Dryers in Agriculture Crops- A Review

Dronachari M.1* and Shriramulu2

1Assistant Professor, College of Sericulture, UASB, Chintamani
2M.Tech (Ag.Engg), Department of Agricultural Engineering, CoA, GKVK, Bangalore
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Received: 5.11.2018  |  Revised: 8.12.2018   |  Accepted: 17.12.2018  



Due to exponential rise in the price of fuel and depletion of fossil fuel, there is a need to look for other alternatives like nonconventional energy resources viz. solar energy. India is blessed with good sunshine hours. A review paper is made to use solar energy for drying of agricultural food products with different dryers available, such as direct type, indirect type, mixed mode and hybrid solar dryers, also reviews about different heat storage material used in solar dryers after sunshine hours. In India most of rural areas follows the open sun drying method for drying of agricultural material like grains, fruits and vegetables, but it has some disadvantages like time consuming, labour demanded and environmental contamination.

Key words: Solar energy, Energy resources, Environmental contamination, Insect, Dust, Rain

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Cite this article: Dronachari, M. and Shriramulu, Application of Different Types Solar Dryers in Agriculture Crops- A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 303-326 (2019). doi: