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Akpinar, E.K. (2006) Determination of Suitable Thin-Layer Drying Curve Model for Some Vegetables and Fruits. Journal of Food Engineering, 73, 75-84.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2005.01.007

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Kinetic Models for Drying Techniques—Food Materials

    AUTHORS: Uwem Ekwere Inyang, Innocent Oseribho Oboh, Benjamin Reuben Etuk

    KEYWORDS: Drying Kinetics, Thin Layer, Mathematical Modeling, Rate Constant, Diffusion, Statistical Measures

    JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, Vol.8 No.2, March 9, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Drying operations can help in reducing the moisture content of food materials for avoidance of microbial growth and deterioration, for shelf life elongation, to minimize packaging and improving storage for easy transportation. Thin-layer drying of materials is necessary to understand the fundamental transport mechanism and a prerequisite to successfully simulate or scale up the whole process for optimization or control of the operating conditions. Researchers have shown that to rely solely on experimental drying practices without mathematical considerations for the drying kinetics, can significantly affect the efficiency of dryers, increase the cost of production, and reduce the quality of the dried product. An effective model is necessary for the process design, optimization, energy integration and control; hence, the use of mathematical models in finding the drying kinetics of agricultural products is very important. The statistical criteria in use for the evaluation of the best model(s) has it that coefficient of determination (R2) has to be close to unity while the rest statistical measures will have values tending to zero. In this work, the essence of drying using thin-layer, general approaches to modeling for food drying mechanisms thin layer drying models and optimization of the drying processes have been discussed.