What is it about?

Using an adequate mathematical model, it is possible to predict data of moisture and radius of alginate particles at a drying procedure. Thus, it is possible to calculate in how much minutes the particles will reach that size/moisture for a certain temperature. The model was validated with experiments, agreeing with the predicted data.

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Why is it important?

The importance of this work relies on the fact that we are proposing a simple model capable of calculate changes in moisture and size at the same time. It is possible to use this modelling to calculate at which temperature/time an alginate sphere is going to reach certain amount of moisture and size.

Perspectives

This is actually my first published article, it was a real pleasure writing and revising it with the co-authors of this work. I hope this work help and inspire more people in the search of intelligent and simple solutions to model physical phenomena with low computational cost.

Fabio Henrique Bastiani
Universidade Estadual de Campinas

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This page is a summary of: Modeling the drying kinetics of alginate particles considering shrinkage, Journal of Food Process Engineering, May 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jfpe.13760.
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