Drying garcinia atroviridis using waste heat from condenser of a split room air conditioner

T.m. Indra Mahlia, L. W. Cheng, L. C.S. Salikka, C. L. Lim, M. H. Hasan, U. Hamdani

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Garcinia Atroviridis which grows wildly in peninsular Malaysia are popular fruits in Southeast Asia and Northern states due to its economical and medical value. To preserve and increase economic value of the fruit, it usually dried or freeze. The paper discusses the experiment study of drying Garcinia Atroviridis using waste heat from condenser of a typical split air conditioner as a dryer. Test was conducted in a drying chamber housing the condensing unit, where the heat rejected by the condenser was used for drying the Garcinia Atroviridis. The experimental setup has been developed as an integrated air conditioner for drying purpose using waste heat from condenser. The study found that using waste heat from room air conditioner condenser for drying purpose is very reliable during raining day and efficient without additional electricity cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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