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The production of breadcrumbs entail the removal of humidity from the bread slices through a dryer. The dryer is operated through a series of electric heaters installed with a fan installed above them,directing ambient air to the heaters. As the flow rate of the hot air coming out of the heaters is low the drying process takes a long time.Installing a variable speed fan at the bottom of the dryer, leads to increasing the hot air circulation within the dryer, and achieving better temperature distribution, reducing the time needed for drying.