Effect of Particle Size, Temperature, and Total Soluble Solids on The Rheological Properties of Watermelon Juice: A Response Surface Approach

@inproceedings{Sogi2010EffectOP,
  title={Effect of Particle Size, Temperature, and Total Soluble Solids on The Rheological Properties of Watermelon Juice: A Response Surface Approach},
  author={Dalbir Singh Sogi and D.P.S. Oberoi and Saurabh Kumar Malik},
  year={2010}
}
Central composite design was used to analyze the effect of particle size (0.075, 0.15, 0.25, 0.355, 0.425 mm), temperature (1.6, 5, 10, 15, 18.4°C) and total soluble solids (14.77, 25, 40, 50, 65.23°Brix) on the rheological properties of watermelon juice. Experimental values of consistency coefficient k, varied from 0.178–0.628 Pa sn and flow behavior index n from 0.281 to 0.949. Regression equation was computed and used to predict the values of k and n. Results revealed that coefficient of… CONTINUE READING