Special Issue "Drying Kinetics and Quality Control in Food Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: mathematical modelling in food and bioprocesses; computer simulations; biopolymer rheology
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Kinetic characteristics of food quality during dehydration plays an important role in the final product quality as well as the cost of operation. The physico-chemical changes during drying are highly related to the drying temperature and time as well as the food compositions and matrix. The unstable properties of food could be accelerated under various drying circumstances. The drying related researches have focused on characterizing the relations between the moisture content changes and drying conditions such as drying temperature and time. The analytical, semi-empirical, and numerical models to predict the moisture contents during drying have been well developed. However, relatively few studies on the mathematical or empirical analysis on the kinetic characters of food quality during rehydration have been reported. The kinetics character of food quality is a key connection between the drying operations and the final quality of dried food.
This Special Issue on ‘Drying Kinetics and Quality Control’ aims to integrate the novel advances in the development and application of mathematical modeling of drying opeations and kinectic changes of food quality during drying. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Integrated (or multidisciplinary) studies on quality changes of food or bioresource product during dryings;
- Novel technologoies to control food quality during drying;
- Optimization of quality prameters invloved in drying operations;
- Fundamental and applied aspect of drying and dryers;
- Transport phenomena in food- or bio-porous media;
- Design, scale-up, and control of dryers in food or bioproduct processing.
Dr. Won Byong Yoon
Prof. Dr. Meng-I Kuo (Marie)
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- mass transfer
- porous media
- mathematical model
- semi-empirical model
- empirical model