Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Education, Science, and Culture, ICIESC 2023, 24 October 2023, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

The Performance of Dryer Box Using Desiccant to Improve Drying Rate

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342273,
        author={Safri  Gunawan and Hanapi  Hasan and Henry  Iskandar and Sapitri  Januariyansah and Supriadi  Supriadi},
        title={The Performance of Dryer Box Using Desiccant to Improve Drying Rate},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Education, Science, and Culture, ICIESC 2023, 24 October 2023, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIESC},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={humidity; desiccant; dryer box; smer; sec},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342273}
    }
    
  • Safri Gunawan
    Hanapi Hasan
    Henry Iskandar
    Sapitri Januariyansah
    Supriadi Supriadi
    Year: 2024
    The Performance of Dryer Box Using Desiccant to Improve Drying Rate
    ICIESC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342273
Safri Gunawan1,*, Hanapi Hasan1, Henry Iskandar1, Sapitri Januariyansah2, Supriadi Supriadi3
  • 1: Automotive Engineering Education Department, Engineering Faculty, Universitas Negeri Medan, Jl. William Iskandar, Indonesia
  • 2: Mechanical Engineering Education Department, Engineering Faculty, Universitas Negeri Medan, Jl. William Iskandar, Indonesia
  • 3: Mechanical Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Universitas Tjut Nyak Dhien, Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: safri_gunawan@unimed.ac.id

Abstract

Humidity in drying process is a factor that affects how fast the drying process occurs. The thing used to lower the humidity level is desiccant which used to reduce the moisture content in process of drying. The aim of this study is to design a dryer box and the addition of desiccant to determine the performance of the dryer box by determining SMER and SEC during the drying process. The method used in study is directly carried out by utilizing solar energy directly to generate electricity from solar photovoltaics. The results shows that the utilization of desiccant improved the performance of dryer box. The main conclusion of this study convinced that the humidity is a factor to improve drying rate and desiccant was the material used.