Testing of Hybrid Solar-Biomass Dryer for Drying Fish

Published: 1 January 2018| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/hc3hftr4sm.2
Hamdani Umar


In this study, we have developed and tested a solar energy dryer unit equipped with biomass-fueled air heater. The drier which has been made consists of a drying chamber length of 260 cm and width of 80 cm, with glass as cover. The dryer is equipped with a crossflow type heat exchanger for air heaters by utilizing biomass fuel. In this test used 25 kg of dried fish starting the morning at 09:00 to 16:00 utilizing solar energy, from 16: 00-06: 00 using hot air maintained at temperature 40-50oC. From the test results obtained, after reaching 22-23 hours of drying, the weight of the fish did not change much, and it can be stated that the fish has dried at the final weight of 12.5 kg.



Universitas Samudra Langsa


Experimental Research