Special Issue "Selected Papers from the "8th Maghreb Seminar on Drying Sciences and Technologies""

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2023 | Viewed by 203

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sihem Bellagha
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Guest Editor
Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Interests: food drying; energy saving; food quality; traditional foods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

SMSTS's meetings were conceived and adopted to meet the societal needs in drying sciences and technologies. They attract the industrialist’s interest in the local product development and valorization, promote cooperation between North African scientific teams in subjects related to drying technologies, and provide opportunities for young researchers to present their research. Since 2006, the date of its inception Tozeur (Tunisia), the SMSTS have been organized periodically and alternately in Algeria (2008), Morocco (2010), Tunisia (2013), Algeria (2015), Tunisia (2018), and Morocco (2019). The 8th edition of the SMSTS will be held in Sousse (Tunisia) in March 2023.

The SMSTS aims to exchange the latest results on drying, and to evaluate drying activities already carried out by the industrial and researchers concerned. This will allow the creation and the support of a North African consortium  around drying processes. It will also facilitate the upgrading and evaluation of the new technologies and methods used in the laboratory and in industry, and will contribute to the assessment of recent development in energy management in drying processes, in addition to triggering reflections for future federal research programs.

The topics of the 8th edition of the SMSTS are:

Topic 1: Fundamentals, modeling and simulation of drying;

Topic 2: Drying and applications;

Topic 3: Drying technologies and processes;

Special Session: Drying of ceramic building products.

We are pleased to announce that full papers fitting in the scopes of the open access journal “Foods” and accepted for the conference can be published in a Special Issue (subject to peer review).

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Sihem Bellagha
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • process of drying
  • fundamentals, modelling and simulation
  • drying of food and agricultural products
  • novel drying technologies
  • drying of biomass materials

Published Papers

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