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Air-drying of banana: influence of experimental parameters, slab thickness, banana maturity and harvesting season

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Abstract


  • Air-drying of banana slabs has been investigated and the influence of experimental

    parameters such as temperature, relative humidity and slab thickness has been studied.

    This was in part re-investigated because of inconsistencies in previous studies,

    particularly in relation to derived water diffusion coefficients. In addition, it is

    shown that harvest season and hence initial moisture content has a very marked

    influence on the drying kinetics. By contrast banana maturity

    (ripeness) has little influence on the kinetics despite there being significant

    differences in morphology and chemical composition between green and ripe

    bananas. The effect of these two variables on the drying kinetics has not previously

    been studied.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Nguyen, M. & Price, W. E. (2007). Air-drying of banana: influence of experimental parameters, slab thickness, banana maturity and harvesting season. Journal of Food Engineering, 79 (1), 200-207.

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  • 2-s2.0-33748786253

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1149&context=scipapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/132

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Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 200

End Page


  • 207

Volume


  • 79

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Air-drying of banana slabs has been investigated and the influence of experimental

    parameters such as temperature, relative humidity and slab thickness has been studied.

    This was in part re-investigated because of inconsistencies in previous studies,

    particularly in relation to derived water diffusion coefficients. In addition, it is

    shown that harvest season and hence initial moisture content has a very marked

    influence on the drying kinetics. By contrast banana maturity

    (ripeness) has little influence on the kinetics despite there being significant

    differences in morphology and chemical composition between green and ripe

    bananas. The effect of these two variables on the drying kinetics has not previously

    been studied.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Nguyen, M. & Price, W. E. (2007). Air-drying of banana: influence of experimental parameters, slab thickness, banana maturity and harvesting season. Journal of Food Engineering, 79 (1), 200-207.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-33748786253

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1149&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/132

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 200

End Page


  • 207

Volume


  • 79

Issue


  • 1