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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Application Of The Hsu Model To Soybean Grain Hydration [aplicação Do Modelo De Hsu à Hidratação De Grãos De Soja]
Author: Coutinho M.R.
Conceicao W.A.S.
Paraiso P.R.
Andrade C.M.G.
Omoto E.S.
Jorge R.M.M.
Maciel Filho R.
Jorge L.M.M.
Abstract: A comparative analysis of the theoretical-experimental study, developed by Hsu on the hydration of Amsoy 71 soybean grain, was performed through several soaking experiments using CD 202 soybean at 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 °C, measuring moisture content over time. The results showed that CD 202 soybean equilibrium moisture content, Xeq, does not depend on temperature and is 21% higher than that found by Hsu, suggesting that soybean cultivar exerts great influence on Xeq. The Hsu model was numerically solved and its parameters were adjusted by the least squares method, with maximum deviations of +/- 10% relative to the experimental values. The limiting step in the mass transfer process during hydration corresponds to water diffusion inside the grain, leading to radial moisture gradients that decrease over time and with an increase in temperature. Regardless of the soybean cultivar, diffusivity increases as temperature or moisture content increases. However, the values of this transport property for Amsoy 71 were superior to those of CD 202, very close at the beginning of hydration at 20 °C and almost three times higher at the end of hydration at 50 °C.
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Date Issue: 2010
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