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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Mathematical Modeling Of Convective Drying With Infrared Radiation Of Moringa Oleifera Grains
Author: Nascimento
Vania R. G.; Biagi
Joao D.; de Oliveira
Rafael A.
Abstract: Mathematical models applied to drying assists in sizing dryers, predicting drying rate, improvement of drying conditions and assessment of process quality. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the fitting of Page, Midilli, Newton and second law of Fick models to the experimental data of convective drying with application of infrared radiation of Moringa oleifera L. grains. The effects of factors - air temperature (30-60 degrees C), air velocity (0.55 to 1.05 m s(-1)), infrared radiation application time (120-300 s) and infrared radiation intensity (1500-4500 W) on the effective diffusivity, moisture content, water activity and drying time was also evaluated. The models explained more than 98% of the drying behavior and the Midilli model showed the best fit for the experimental data. The effective diffusivity was calculated using the equation proposed by the solution of second law of Fick, for spherical shape, and the values ranged from 6.44x10(-10) to 9.89x10(-10) m(2) s(-1). The factors air temperature and infrared radiation application time were significant for all studied variables, considering 90% of confidence.
Subject: Moisture Diffusivity
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Citation: Mathematical Modeling Of Convective Drying With Infrared Radiation Of Moringa Oleifera Grains. Univ Federal Campina Grande, v. 19, p. 686-692 JUL-2015.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1807-1929/agriambi.v19n7p686-692
Date Issue: 2015
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