Fruit drying process: analysis, modeling and simulation

Abdulla, Shahab and Wen, Paul and Landers, Richard and Yousif, B. F. (2011) Fruit drying process: analysis, modeling and simulation. Scientific Research and Essays, 6 (23). pp. 4915-4924.

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Abstract

The current work presents an investigation on fruit drying system. The effect of the operating parameters on the quality of products and the efficiency of the system is studied. The method is based on a new model which was developed to study the fruit drying system performance considering quilibrium moisture content of fruit, humidity of dryer tmosphere, temperature of dryer atmosphere and air flow. The results revealed that operating parameters are highly controlling the dryer efficiency, whereas increase in the air temperature highly reduced the energy required and enhance the dryer eficiency. However, high temperature could damage the fruit, that is worsens the quality. Therefore, the air temperature plays the main role in controlling the quality of the dried fruit.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. All works published by Academic Journals are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.
Depositing User: Shahab Abdulla
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 01:24
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 22:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: fruit drying process; operating parameters; quality; modeling
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070605 Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070103 Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8206 Harvesting and Packing of Plant Products > 820602 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (Post Harvest)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19838

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