Modified Page Model for Solar Drying of Seaweed
This study aimed to determine the appropriate model for solar drying of seaweed. In this study, solar drying of seaweed was conducted at an average air temperature of approximately 50 °C and a mass flow rate of approximately 0.054 kg/s. After 15 h of solar drying with a relative humidity of 43%, water loss of 84% was observed. The data were analysed and recorded to determine the best model for solar drying using the values of the coefficient of determination (R2), mean bias error and root mean square error. The nonlinear regression method was used in this study. The modified Page model was compared with three thin-layer drying models presented in previous studies.