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The Experimental Study and Modeling the Drying Kinetics of Mediterranean Mussel (Mytilus Galloprovincilis) Type by Convective Solar Energy

  • M. KouhilaEmail author
  • A. Idlimam
  • A. Lamharrar
  • H. Lamsyehe
  • H. Moussaoui
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 912)

Abstract

Drying is a process of hydration and Elimination of water which allows the proliferation of microorganisms and development of chemical reactions without influencing morphological structure of Food Material, this research focused on the influence of temperature on drying kinetics of the Mediterranean mussels (mytilus galloprovincilis) as per the requirement for storage seafood. Convective drying kinetics and hygroscopic behavior of Mytilus Galloprovincilis was carried out in a solar dryer operating in forced convection. Experimental drying kinetics were measured at three air temperatures (50, 60, and 70 °C), and two air flow rates fixed at (300 and 150 m3.h−1) with ambient air temperature in the range of 22 to 38 °C, 18 to 27% for ambient humidity, 422 to 788 w/m2 and 530 to 898 w/m2 for flow solar irradiation inclined and horizontal respectively. Experimental data of Drying are collected to plot the characteristic curve drying. Nine mathematical models available in the literature using simulation for describing drying curve. The logarithmic model showed the best fitting of experimental data with a highest value of correlation coefficient (r), and lowest value of reduced chi-square (χ2).

Keywords

Drying kinetics Mathematical model Mediterranean mussel Solar dryer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kouhila
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Idlimam
    • 1
  • A. Lamharrar
    • 1
  • H. Lamsyehe
    • 1
  • H. Moussaoui
    • 1
  1. 1.Team of Solar Energy and Medicinal Plants, Cadi Ayyad University, High School of Trainee TeachersMarrakechMorocco

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