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Title: Drying Characteristics of Cap and Stem of Mushroom
Authors: Addo, A.
Bart-Plange, A.
Boakye, D.M.
Keywords: Drying
Mushroom
Page's model
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 29 No. 2, 2009 pp 88-95
Abstract: Thin-layer drying of cap and stem of mushroom was studied at temperatures of40, 50 and 60°C. Drying took place in the falling rate period, and the drying behaviour was adequately described by the Page’s equation. The activation energy values of cap and stem were determined to be 26.96 and 26.85 kJ/mol, respectively. The computed values of frequency factor ko for cap and stem were 4174 and 6247 h-1, respectively. The higher ko value for stem implied lower resistance to diffusion of moisture and therefore resulted in less drying time for stem at similar moisture content.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 29 No. 2, 2009 pp 88-95
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5194
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