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THE INFLUENCE OF DRYING MODE ON THE DRYING TIME OF ANCHOVY FISH IN A HYBRID INFRARED-CONVECTIVE DRYER: DRYING TIME CORRELATION AND TAGUCHI ANALYSIS

Authors:

Minh Ha Nguyen1

,

 Luan Nguyen Thanh2

1 Division of Mechanical Engineering, Campus in Ho Chi Minh City, University of Transport and
Communications, Vietnam
2 Faculty of Vehicle and Energy Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education
(HCMUTE), Vietnam

Received: 2 September 2023
Revised: 10 November 2023
Accepted: 21 November 2023
Published: 31 December 2023

Abstract:

This work assesses the drying time correlation of anchovy fish in a hybrid infrared-convective dryer. The correlation of drying time was determined using the regression method. Moreover, the influence of drying mode on drying time was analyzed via the Taguchi approach. The effects of 0.4-0.8 kW infrared power, 0.5-1.5 m/s air velocity, and 50-70oC air temperature were considered. The maximum error of the value predicted using the drying time correlation and the experimental data was 2.7%. Analysis of the influence of input variables on drying time, performed according to the smaller-the-better criterion, showed an infrared power influence of 79.85%, air temperature influence of 19.30%, and air velocity influence of 0.85%. This result is a good orientation when setting up a drying mode in a hybrid dryer. Furthermore, the Taguchi approach fully visualizes the effects of the input variables on the drying time, which is an effective strategy for the present study.

Keywords:

Anchovy fish, infrared-convective dryer, Taguchi analysis, hybrid dryer, regression method

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M.H. Nguyen, L.N. Thanh, The Influence of Drying Mode on the Drying Time of Anchovy Fish in a Hybrid Infrared-Convective Dryer: Drying Time Correlation and Taguchi Analysis. Applied Engineering Letters, 8(4), 2023: 167-174.
https://doi.org/10.18485/aeletters.2023.8.4.4

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