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Theoretical Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Drying Process in Electromagnetic Field

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The effects of electromagnetic waves in drying processes of solid materials are investigated theoretically and experimentally. Modified model of mass transfer being constituted by the effect of electromagnetic waves which have different frequency has been obtained. Modeling of the drying process with a two-port electric circuit for the determination of diffusion coefficients is designed. The frequency limits of electromagnetic wave which will be able to hasten the drying process are determined. The effects of the electromagnetic wave in the potato slice drying process by the influence of different frequencies and temperatures are experimentally examined. The results obtained are compared with theoretical calculations. Moisture concentration curves in drying process have been commented by drawing. Theoretical and experimental results which have been obtained are identified as a well adaptation.

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A. Memmedov, T. Abbasov and M. Şeker, "Theoretical Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Drying Process in Electromagnetic Field," World Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2014, pp. 41-53. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2014.21005.

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