African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6656

Full Length Research Paper

Mathematical modeling of the pulp drying curves murici (Byrsonima crassifolia): The foam layer drying

Arlindo Modesto Antunes
  • Arlindo Modesto Antunes
  • State University of Goiás - UEG, Fazenda Barreiro do Meio, Anápolis, GO, Brazil.
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Zeuxis Rosa Evangelista
  • Zeuxis Rosa Evangelista
  • State University of Goiás - UEG, Fazenda Barreiro do Meio, Anápolis, GO, Brazil.
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Mateus Morais Santos
  • Mateus Morais Santos
  • State University of Goiás - UEG, Fazenda Barreiro do Meio, Anápolis, GO, Brazil.
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Ivano Alessandro Devilla
  • Ivano Alessandro Devilla
  • State University of Goiás - UEG, Fazenda Barreiro do Meio, Anápolis, GO, Brazil.
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Cristiane Fernandes Lisboa
  • Cristiane Fernandes Lisboa
  • State University of Goiás - UEG, Fazenda Barreiro do Meio, Anápolis, GO, Brazil.
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Danilo Gomes de Oliveira
  • Danilo Gomes de Oliveira
  • State University of Goiás - UEG, Fazenda Barreiro do Meio, Anápolis, GO, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 25 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 05 April 2017
  •  Published: 04 May 2017

Abstract

The murici is a fruit of the Brazilian cerrado, with striking aroma and nutritional value. It is known that the fruit drying process for obtaining the murici dry contributes to the preservation of the product, the content of nutrients and enables your addition in formulations, emphasizing the sensory and nutritional quality of food. A drying method that has been expanding in Brazil is the method of drying foam layer, where it promotes a faster drying, being used in juices, purees and pulps. The aim of this work is to carry out the pulp drying murici per layer of foam (foam mat drying), aimed at establishing a mathematical model for your drying. The study of drying of murici in layer of foam in the conditions in which the experiment was developed, it was found that the drying temperature exerts influence on the speed of drying of the product and the mathematical model that adapted the drying conditions murici was the logarithmic.

 

Key words: Foam mat drying, temperature, modeling.