EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF EFFECT DRYING AIR TEMPERATURE ON DRYING TIME AND SORPTION ISOTHERMS OF CORNELIAN CHERRY FRUITS


Kaya A. , AYDIN O.

ISI BILIMI VE TEKNIGI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.28, no.2, pp.45-49, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : ISI BILIMI VE TEKNIGI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-49

Abstract

The present study is aimed at experimentally investigating the drying kinetics of cornelian cherry fruits (Cornus mas L.) in a convective dryer for various values of drying air temperature. Sorption isotherms of the dried cornelian cherry fruit are also determined for different temperatures and equilibrium relative humidity. The experimental moisture data were fitted to some models (namely Henderson and Pabis, Lewis and two-term exponential models) available in the literature. The two-term exponential and Henderson and Pabis models were found to describe the characteristics of cornelian cherry fruits better.