Model for convective drying of carrots for pyrolysis

  title={Model for convective drying of carrots for pyrolysis},
  author={Franco Berruti and Michael Klaas and Cedric Briens},
Abstract The effects of air temperature and flowrate on the drying of cylindrical carrot samples, which were blanched, peeled, or unaltered, were investigated in a tunnel dryer. The drying was carried out at 21, 42 and 56 °C, and at air superficial velocities of 0.5, 0.625, 0.75 and 0.95 m/s. The Henderson and Pabis model was used to compare results to previous works, but was deemed inadequate since it did not allow for biomass shrinkage or external mass transfer limitations to be taken into… CONTINUE READING