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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 02)
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Performance Analysis of Heat-pump Dryer to Dry Mushroom

Wei Juan, Zhang Chong, Zhang Zhentao and Yang Luwei
Corresponding Author:  Zhang Zhentao 

Key words:  Drying, heat pump dryer, mushroom, performance, , ,
Vol. 5 , (02): 164-168
Submitted Accepted Published
September 13, 2012 October 24, 2012 February 15, 2013

This study investigates the performance of a heat pump dryer. Taking the mushroom as the research object, a Heat-Pump Dryer (HPD) was designed and manufactured. Through the measure of air temperature and air humidity in the drying chamber, it shows that air distribution is more uniform in the lower part, drying process lasted 670 min, 90 kg of fresh mushroom ware load in the drying chamber, finally 75.2 kg of water was evaporated and same time 33.2 kWh of electricity was consumed. The average value of Specific Moisture Extraction Rate (SMER) is 2.3 kg/kWh for the whole heat pump dryer, if only calculated the power consumption of compressor, the SMER was 3.5 kg/kWh.
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Wei Juan, Zhang Chong, Zhang Zhentao and Yang Luwei, 2013. Performance Analysis of Heat-pump Dryer to Dry Mushroom.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 5(02): 164-168.
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