Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Drying operational parameters influence on chicory roots drying and inulin extraction|
de Oliveira, RA
|Abstract:||Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) root is the most important tuberous root for industrial production of inulin. Inulin is a fructooligosaccharide that is not digestible but is selectively utilized by bifidobacteria in the large intestine, being the prototype prebiotic. The inulin has been identified as an ingredient that substitutes fat or sugar. Considering that the chicory root is a highly perishable material, drying is an alternative for storing it for a long period of time. In this work, chicory roots samples were dried in a convective dryer with different temperatures and different air velocities. The dried samples were submitted to inulin extraction by diffusion process using hot water. The results were analysed in order to identify the influence of drying operational settings on effective diffusivity and extracted soluble solids. A response equation has been obtained for the effective diffusivity on chicory roots drying and for the extracted soluble solids on inulin extraction process from dried chicory root.|
|Editor:||Inst Chemical Engineers|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.