Bharat Refrigerations providing total cooling solution for various industry segments, now offers an innovative HEAT PUMP FOOD DEHDRATOR to improve food preservation technique for quality and toreduce wastage of horticulture and floriculture produces, as well as it can be an eventual preserving technology for sustainable development and rural empowerment. Small and marginal food processing entrepreneurs and farmers can take advantage by drying their produces like fruits, vegetables, spices,herbs and other food products.
Conventionally, materials are dried either inthe field (sun drying) or using high temperature dryers(Electric, Gasfired, etc.) Successful outdoor drying depends upon goodweather.
High temperature drying can damage the nutrient content. Specialty cropssuch as Flower, herbs, Echinacea, fruits etc. need to be dried at low temperature(30°C to 45°C) for product quality optimization.
This is an important consideration as they have a relatively high commercial value. Heating ambient air to use for drying is a simple and cost effective procedure butat higher ambient air relative humidity, it is not possible to dry products at low allowable maximum temperature condition. High temperature drying deteriorates the material structure and can render it unsuitable for further use. Low temperature drying of speciality crops reduces the risk of loss in Nutrient content and damage to physical properties. Bharat Refrigerations Dehydration Dryer incorporated with two systems:
1. Heat Pump
Heat Pump functions to add the latent and sensible heat with low energy consumption. The runningcost comparison of various systems.
Dehumidifier functions to remove moisture from drying chamber to maintainlow relative humidity.
Drying of Fruits, Vegetables, Agriculture Products, Herbs, Seafood, Foods etc.
Saving operating cost, no heat loss (insulated chamber and recirculation of hot air), low noise
Required drying temperature varies according to the produce and heat pump controls drying temperature between 30°C to 75°C and relative humidity below 25%