Engineering Sciences, Agricultural Sciences


Solar/Biomass/Hybrid Dryers


Engineering Sciences, Agricultural Sciences

Focus Area:

Manufacturing of Dryers

Social Benefits:

Drying of pulses, grains, spices, fruits, minor forest products etc. to safe moisture level , Use of biomass/solar energy for drying the produces, Efficient drying for safe storage and value addition of the products

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), Odisha

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Integrated

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Brief Description

Description :

The solar, biomass and hybrid dryers have been developed for efficient drying of grains, pulses, spices, noodles, vermicelli's, fish, meat, tea-leave, vegetables other minor forest products without electricity. Smoke and flue gas do not come in contact with food materials (indirect heating) in biomass and hybrid dryers. Drying capacity varies from 5 kg to 100 kg per batch. By providing proper training to rural tribal people on post-harvest processing technologies, the quality of products can be enhanced with better selling price which in term will enhance the quality of life.

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