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Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7048

Huenulaf P

Huenulaf P

Chile

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  • Research Article
    Tomato Dehydration in a Hybrid-Solar Dryer
    Author(s): Reyes A, Mahn A, Huenulaf P and González TReyes A, Mahn A, Huenulaf P and González T

    Tomato pieces were dehydrated in a hybrid solar dryer provided with a 3 m2 solar panel and electric resistances. At the outlet of the tray dryer 80 or 90% of the air was recycled and the air temperature was adjusted 50 or 60ºC. At the outlet of the solar panel the air temperature raised between 5 and 18°C above the ambient temperature. Temperature and sample size significantly affected critical moisture content. The color parameters of dehydrated tomato indicate a notorious redness. Rehydration was achieved in less than 50 minutes. Drying kinetics was adequately adjusted with three empirical models. Sorption isotherms adjusted soundly well with the Guggenheim-Anderson-de Boer and Peleg models. The solar energy input resulted in 6.6-12.5% energy saving... Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7048.1000196

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