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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The influence of specific mechanical energy on cornmeal viscosity measured by an on-line system during twin-screw extrusion
Author: CHANG, Y. K.
MARTINEZ-BUSTOS, F.
PARK, T. S.
KOKINI, J .L.
Abstract: The influence of specific mechanical energy (SME) on cornmeal viscosity during the twin-screw extrusion at feed moisture contents of 25 and 30% and screw speeds in the range from 100 to 500 rpm was measured. Cornmeal was extruded in a co-rotating, intermeshing twin-screw coupled to a slit die rheometer. One approach to the on-line rheological measurement is to use a slit die with the extruder. In the present work it was show that shear viscosity decreased as a function of SME. The viscosity of cornmeal at the exit die was influenced by screw speed, rate of total mass flow, mass temperature inside the extruder and SME. An increase in screw speed resulted in an increase in SME and a decrease in viscosity. A reduction in slit die height and an increase in screw speed and mass temperature led to a remarkable macromolecular degradation of the starch, as evidenced by the decrease in viscosity.
Subject: Twin-screw extruder
specific mechanical energy
slit die rheometer
cornmeal viscosity
Editor: Brazilian Society of Chemical Engineering
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-66321999000300007
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-66321999000300007
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-66321999000300007
Date Issue: 1-Sep-1999
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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