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Drying of food products under inert atmosphere using heat pump

Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam (2012) Drying of food products under inert atmosphere using heat pump. In: The 2nd International Symposium on Processing & Drying of Foods, Vegetables and Fruits (ISPDFVF 2012), 18-19 June 2012, Malaysia.

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Abstract

In conventional drying of food products, the drying medium is air and the drying potential is controlled with the variation temperature. Normally, the drying is carried out at high temperature and the presence of oxygen in the air affects nutrients of the food product. To improve the drying potential and also to carry out the drying under low temperature conditions, a heat pump is used to improve the drying environment. Since the heat pump is operated in a closed loop, where condenser heat controls the drying temperature and evaporator removes the moisture content released at the drying chamber, the drying medium operates at low temperature and moisture content. As the system operates under closed loop condition, to eliminate the effect of oxygen in the air, the air is replaced by inert gases such as nitrogen and carbon dioxide. This paper includes results of drying of some heat sensitive fruit materials e.g. guava and papaya using nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and air to find the impact on nutrients and color. These results were also compared with those dried by freeze and vacuum dryers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Additional Information: 6548/26686
Uncontrolled Keywords: drying food products, heat pump
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Mohammad Nurul Alam / M N A Hawlader
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2012 10:11
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 13:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26686

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