Vol.13, No.2, May 2024.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Banana Plant Waste Rotary Dryer Design and Simulation Using 3D Computer Aided Design


Ray H. Malonjao, Juvy B. Malonjao, Ronald M. Galindo


© 2024 Ray H. Malonjao, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 950-965, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM132-11, May 2024.


Received: 08 January 2023.

Revised:   22 March 2024.
Accepted: 30 March 2024.
Published: 28 May 2024.




This research determines the optimal rotary dryer design for banana waste drying with Biot number. When banana waste is adequately dried, it can be repurposed into valuable resources. Based on the proposed banana plant waste rotary dryer, drying efficiency is significantly improved compared to conventional dryers as attributed to design calculations and simulation. Here, the design process involves the three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design of individual parts, subassemblies, and main assembly, accompanied by detailed illustration drawings, and optimization of rotary dryer flight design. Biot number is crucial in the design calculations of the diameter and length of the dryer. The Design of Experiments (DoE) and computational fluid dynamics simulations are also used. Proper drying, facilitated by the proposed rotary dryer, enables efficient repurposing of banana waste into animal feed, biofuel, bioplastics, and other nanotechnology applications, contributing to sustainable waste management practices and a promising solution to environmental challenges.


Keywords –Banana waste drying with Biot number, rotary dryer flight design, 3D computer aided design, design of experiments, computational fluid dynamics simulation.



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