Diffusional analysis of air drying of grain sorghum

Suarez, C. and Viollaz, P. and Chirife, J. (1980) Diffusional analysis of air drying of grain sorghum. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 15 (5). pp. 523-531.

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Pick's law of diffusion (moisture flux proportional to the moisture gradient) for diffusion out of spheres was successfully applied to describe the drying of grain sorghum. It was found that the diffusion coefficient of water was independent of moisture content in the approximate range of 21–6% (dry basis) moisture content. An Arrhenius type temperature dependency of moisture diffusivity was found, the energy of activation being 7.5 kcal/g mol

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Departamento de Industrias, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, 1428 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Seed Technology
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 07:49
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 07:49
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.1980.tb00971...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/5841

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