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Title: Analysis of Moisture Transport in the Solar Drying of Food Items
Authors: Bolaji, Bukola Olalekan
Keywords: Food items
Liquid concentration
Moisture transport
Solar dryer
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Pacific Journal of ‎Sciences, and Technology, Published by Akamai University USA‎
Series/Report no.: Volume 9;No. 2, pp. 640-646
Abstract: In this study, the principle of moisture transport in porous materials was used to analyze the ‎rate of moisture removal from food items during solar drying process. A cabinet solar dryer was ‎designed, fabricated and tested to evaluate moisture flux from samples of food items. The dryer ‎exhibited sufficient ability to dry the samples reasonably to a safe moisture level. The results ‎obtained show that at lower liquid concentration the moisture flux increases with increase in the ‎concentration, while the moisture flux was constant at liquid concentration above 70 kgm–3 for ‎shelled corn and above 150 kgm–3 for yam chips. The drying temperature and the intensity of ‎solar radiation were the main factors that influenced the rate of moisture removal from the food ‎items‎
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/1222
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