I have chosen Moringa leaves as a substrate because it is easily available and dried Moringa leaves have a big market value because it has a lot of medical use such as Moringa contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals. As an antioxidant, it seems to help protect cells from damage.
Moringa is rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals. It’s a source of Vitamin A, B2, B6 folate, and Vitamin C.
It’s also a source of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. Moringa is not in vain call The Miracle Tree.
It is also known as Drumstick Tree, Mother’s Best Friend, Horseradish Tree, and West Indian Ben.
I refered following research paper to know more about dried leaf powder moringa leaves phytochemical and nutritional properties
I have loaded moringa leaves batch on 23 NOV’18. The procedure I followed was,
I have taken 12 kg of moringa leaves and loaded on dome dryer.
Took 10 gm sample to calculate the LOD(Loss On Drying) which states % of water moringa leaves contains.
The LOD of moringa leaves dried in ‘Oven’ was 38% and LOD of moringa leaves which dried dome dryer was 59%.
Benefits of Moringa Oleifera
- Cures stomach disorders
- Protects the liver
- Prevents neuron degenerative diseases
- provides excellent nutritional support
- treats diabetes
- Contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties
I have maintained the food value of Moringa leaves and it took 3 days to dehydrate.
Dome having almost double inside temperature as compared to outside temperature. So there was a problem to maintain the humidity inside the dome. So I and Shubham who made this dome dryer decided to find out all ways to maintain dome dryers inside temperature and humidity.