Influence of atmospheric sublimation and evaporation on the heat pump fluid bed drying of bovine intestines

Senadeera, W. ORCID: and Alves-Filho, O. and Eikevik, T. (2012) Influence of atmospheric sublimation and evaporation on the heat pump fluid bed drying of bovine intestines. Drying Technology, 30 (14). pp. 1583-1591. ISSN 0737-3937


Experiments on atmospheric two-stage fluidized bed drying of bovine intestines with heat pump were carried out. The investigation covers innovative fluidized bed heat pump drying of bovine intestines. The two-stage drying consists of atmospheric moisture sublimation immediately followed by evaporation. Studies were done to establish the influence of the drying condition on the drying characteristics
and product quality of bovine intestines and properties
focusing on kinetics, diffusion, and color. The investigation of the drying characteristics has been conducted during moisture removal by evaporation and combined sublimation and evaporation. The effect of drying temperature on the drying constants was determined by fitting the experimental data using regression analysis techniques.The investigation revealed that the drying kinetics is most significantly affected by temperature. Correlations expressing the drying constants and effective moisture diffusivity dependence on the drying conditions are reported.

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Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 03:05
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 23:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: bovine intestine; drying curves; intermittent drying; kinetics
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0908 Food Sciences > 090802 Food Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4004 Chemical engineering > 400405 Food engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
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