International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

Solar and Open Drying Characteristics of Sugarcane Trash and Rice Straw

Author Affiliations

  • 1CO2Research and Green Technologies Centre, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 47-50, April,2 (2014)


The production of bio oil by fast pyrolysis method using agricultural residues needs control in moisture content of the feedstock; higher in moisture content lowers the stability of burning results high CO emissions. The drying characteristics of rice straw and sugarcane trash with size of 1inch are done in both open and solar drying and the mathematical equations are made using experimental data. The values of R are reduced as much as possible to equal the experimental and theoretical data. The theoretical equations are valid for atmosphere temperature of 30-350C and global radiations of 300-850W/m2.


  1. Xianhua Wang, Hanping Chen, Kai Luo, Jingai Shao, and Haiping Yang, The Influence of Microwave Drying on Biomass Pyrolysis, Energy & Fuels, 22(1), 6774 (2008)
  2. Junmeng Cai1and Siyu Chen Determination of Drying Kinetics for Biomass by Thermogravimetric Analysis under Nonisothermal Condition, Drying Technology, 26(12), 1464-1468 (2008)
  3. Sodha M.S., Dang A., Bausel P.K. and Sharma S.B., An analytical and experimental study of open sun drying and a cabinet tyre drier, Energy Conversion and Management, 25, 263 (1985)
  4. Chandrakumar B. Pardhi and Jiwanlal L Bhagoria, Development and performance evaluation of mixed-mode solar dryer with forced convection, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, 2, 23 (2013)
  5. Suramaythangkoor T. and Gheewala S.H., Potential of practical implementation of rice straw-based power generation in Thailand, Energy Policy, 36, 31833187 (2008)
  6. Suramaythangkoor T. and Gheewala S.H., Potential alternatives of heat and power technology application using rice straw in Thailand, Appl. Energy, 87, 128133 (2013)
  7. Chanchal Loha, Reeta Das, Biplab Choudhury and Pradip K Chatterjee, Evaluation of Air Drying Characteristics of Sliced Ginger (Zingiber officinale) in a Forced Convective Cabinet Dryer and Thermal Conductivity Measurement,J Food Process Technol, 3(6), 1-5 (2012)
  8. Songchai Wiriyaumpaiwong and Jindaporn Jamradloedluk, Forced Convection Solar Drying:Experimental Investigation and Mathematical Modeling of Pork Strips, KKU Engineering Journal, 34(2), 243 250 (2007)
  9. Hakan Okyay Menges a, Can Ertekin b, Mathematical modeling of thin layer drying of Golden apples, Journal of Food Engineering, 77, 119125 (2006)
  10. E. Kavak Akpinar, Mathematical modelling and experimental investigation on sun and solar drying of white mulberry, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 22, 1544-1553 (2008)
  11. Inci Turk Togrul , Dursun Pehlivan, Modelling of thin layer drying kinetics of some fruits under open-air sun drying process, Journal of Food Engineering, 65, 413425 (2004)
  12. Ibrahim Doymaz, Sun drying of figs: an experimental study, Journal of Food Engineering 71, 403407, (2005)
  13. E. Kavak Akpinar, Y. Bicer, F. Cetinkaya, Modelling of thin layer drying of parsley leaves in a convective dryer and under open sun, Journal of Food Engineering, 75, 308315(2006)