Mathematical modelling of far-infrared vacuum drying of apple slices

Mitrevski, Vangelce and Dedinac, Aleksandar and Mitrevska, Cvetanka and Bundalevski, Slobodan and Geramitcioski, Tale and Mijakovski, Vladimir (2019) Mathematical modelling of far-infrared vacuum drying of apple slices. Thermal Science, 23 (1). pp. 393-400. ISSN 0354-9836

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In this study, a mathematical model of far-infrared vacuum drying of shrinkage body is presented. The system of two coupled PDE for heat and mass transfer with appropriate initial and boundary conditions are solved numerically with used of the finite difference method. On the basis of the numerical solutions a computer program for calculation of temperature profiles, transient moisture content, mid-plane temperature, and the volume averaged moisture content changes for different drying regime was developed. For verification of a mathematical model a series of numerical calculations were carried out with experimental conditions similar to those in the realized experiments of far-infrared vacuum drying of apple slices. Very good agreement between the experimental and numerical temperature
and moisture content changes during the drying was obtained.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Engineering and Technology > Mechanical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Vladimir Mijakovski
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2020 09:30
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 09:30

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