Osmotic dehydration kinetics of apple, banana and potato
Tortoe, Charles, Orchard, John and Beezer, Anthony (2007) Osmotic dehydration kinetics of apple, banana and potato. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 42 (3). pp. 312-318. ISSN 0950-5423Full text not available from this repository.
Osmotic dehydration rate constants were established for the rate constants k1, k2 and k3 for the first, second and third falling periods of osmotic dehydration of Golden Delicious, Cox, banana and potato by the method of slopes from the rate of water loss curves of the various materials. The rate constants k1, k2 and k3 were identified in Golden Delicious and Cox and k1 and k2 were identified in banana and potato. The Arrhenius equation was applied to evaluate the reaction rate (k) and its temperature dependence. The Arrhenius plots of rate constants k1, k2 and k3 for Golden Delicious, Cox, banana and potato were
established, which were excellent under some treatments in the various plant materials. The coefficient of
determination (R2) for the rate constant k3 for Golden Delicious in 60% sucrose solution was 0.99. Similar
values of R2 were obtained for Cox, banana and potato. In some cases the Arrhenius plots of the rate
constants k1, k2 and k3 were scattered. The highest activation energies were observed in the rate constant k1, a
reflection of the highest rate constants estimated from the falling rate curves for water loss over immersion time.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Arrhenius equation, kinetics, osmotic dehydration|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Natural Resources Institute|
Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets
|Last Modified:||11 Nov 2011 12:06|
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