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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1623-1628
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.195


Cost Economics for Drying of Paddy Coupled with Gasifier
Swamy1, K. Sivala2, D. D. Smith3, K. Sadasivarao4 and R. Lakshimipathy5
1Department of Food Science and Technology, Rudrur, Nizamabad, India
2Department of Food Science and Technology, Bapatla, India
3Department of Food Science and Technology, Pulivendula, India
4Department of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, India
5Department of Microbiology, APGC, Guntur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Harvested paddy grain with high moisture content must be dried to about 12 per cent (w.b) within 24 hours for safe storage and milling. Approximately 9 per cent of paddy was lost due to outdated drying methods, milling, unscientific method of storage, transport and handling (Basavaraj et al., 2015). Mechanical drying is essential to maintain the quality of grain during storage to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi and the development of insects and mites. The economic feasibility of the on-farm paddy dryer coupled with a gasifier was analyzed by considering the initial investment of the gasifier, dryer, repairs and maintenance cost, cost of raw material. Present conditions, economic factors are the strongest augment for considering gasification for drying of paddy because the price of petroleum fuels is high. Break-even point for on-farm paddy dryer was calculated as 23.27 months. Benefit cost ratio for developed on-farm paddy dryer coupled with a gasifier was found to be 1.36.


Keywords: Gasifier, Dryer, Repairs, Maintenance cost, Cost of raw material, Present conditions
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Swamy, R., K. Sivala, D. D. Smith, K. Sadasivarao and Lakshimipathy, R. 2019. Cost Economics for Drying of Paddy Coupled with Gasifier.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1623-1628. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.195