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P-ISSN: 2709-9377, E-ISSN: 2709-9385

Journal of Current Research in Food Science

2023, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Application of solar energy in Food processing: An update


Author(s): Saptarshi Mukherjee, Prathiksa Pramanik, Deblina Chatterjee and Swastika Pradhan

Abstract: Solar dryers are utilised to dehydrate the food items. In modern days, very new framework including proportion of waste energy, sustainability index and upgraded potentiality are inaugurated to define the capability of solar dryers along with preservation capacity. Moreover, besides that, solar dryer utilises solar energy that is amply obtainable from ecology. Besides solar dryer, Indirect Solar Dryer (ISD) is very much prominent along with sustainable wholly with the help of TES and air heat exchanger. Furthermore, recently developed hybrid solar dryer is supplementary origin of energy which is used to heat milk, to cook meats like sausage and salami, and in brewers farming in moderate temperature for washing, cleaning, sterilisation, pasteurisation, drying, cooking hydrolyzation, distillation, evaporation, extraction, and polymerisation. In addition, the dried food items like turmeric are dehydrated from 73.4% to 85% through applying solar dryer within 18.50 hours. The drying kinetics of 200 gm of black turmeric utilising mixed mode forced convection solar dryer in discharge air temperature at 6o to 10 oC besides paraffin wax are applied as preserving constituent there. An overview of the use of solar energy in food processing will be provided in this article.

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How to cite this article:
Saptarshi Mukherjee, Prathiksa Pramanik, Deblina Chatterjee, Swastika Pradhan. Application of solar energy in Food processing: An update. J Curr Res Food Sci 2023;4(2):49-51.

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