Effect of pre-treatments using potassium metabisulphide and alkaline ethyl oleate on the drying kinetics of apricots

Doymaz I.

BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING, vol.89, no.3, pp.281-287, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2004.07.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-287
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The effect on the drying time of apricot samples investigated, when a pre-treatment applied using a combination of potassium metabisulphide and alkaline ethyl oleate solutions resulted in a reduction in drying time compared to untreated samples. The drying data were fitted to the various thin-layer models. All the models were compared using three statistical parameters, i.e. coefficient of determination r(2), reduced mean square of the deviation chi(2) and root means square error E-RMS. Comparing the r(2), chi(2) and E-RMS values of all models, the logarithmic model represented drying characteristics better than other models. The effective. diffusivity varied from 675.8 to 1261.4 mum(2)s(-1). (C) 2004 Silsoe Research Institute. All rights reserved Published by Elsevier Ltd.