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The Reaction Engineering Approach (REA) for modeling drying of several food materials and the implementation on multiphase drying approach

A Putranto, XD Chen, PA Webley

AIChE Annual Meeting Proceedings | Published : 2010


Food materials are highly perishable. Drying is necessary to remove the moisture content so that biological and chemical activity can be retarded. A good drying model is very useful for design of better dryer and evaluation of dryer performance as well as prediction of product quality during drying. The reaction engineering approach (REA) has been shown to be accurate and robust to model several dairy products. In this paper, the REA is attempted to model various food materials including coffee, corn, rice and mango tissues with thickness of several centimeters. The results indicate that the REA can model the convective drying of several food materials well. When benchmarking towards other m..

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