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

Doymaz I.

BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING, cilt.89, sa.3, ss.281-287, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 89 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2004.07.009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.281-287


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.