Effective moisture diffusivity determination and mathematical modelling of drying curves of apple pomace


KARA C., DOYMAZ İ.

HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, vol.51, no.7, pp.983-989, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00231-014-1470-6
  • Journal Name: HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.983-989
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Drying of apple pomace representing by-products from apple juice processing was studied. The results obtained show that moisture content of the pomace decreases with time and temperature. The Midilli et al. model was selected as the best mathematical model for describing the drying kinetics of the apple pomace. The effective moisture diffusivity varied from 1.73 x 10(-10) to 4.40 x 10(-10) m(2)/s and the activation energy was calculated to be 29.65 kJ/mol.