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Title: Compartment modelling in drying of gamma irradiated chestnut fruits
Authors: Antonio, Amilcar L.
Ramalhosa, Elsa
Bento, Albino
Trindade, Mauro
Sanchez, Guillermo
Botelho, M. Luísa
Quintana, Begoña
Keywords: Chestnut fruits
Gamma irradiation
Compartment modelling
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Antonio, Amilcar L.; Ramalhosa, Elsa; Bento, Albino; Trindade, Mauro; Sanchez, Guillermo; Botelho, M. Luisa; Quintana, Begoña (2012) - Compartment modelling in drying of gamma irradiated chestnut fruits. In 7th International Conference on Simulation and Modelling in the Food and Bio-Industry. Freising, Alemanha
Abstract: The main objective of this work was to understand how irradiation processing influences the drying of chestnut fruits. Herein, based on the fruit characteristcs and Computed Tomography (CT) images, we proposed a compartment-model for the kinetic drying curves. The preliminary results seemed to indicate that one-compartment modelling gives good fitting results for the modelization of the drying curves. In this way, this model could be a good approach to the drying process.
Peer review: yes
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