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Physical properties and fluidization behaviour of fresh green bean particulates during fluidized bed drying

Senadeera, Wijitha, Bhandari, Bhesh R., Young, Gordon, & Wijesinghe, Bandu (2000) Physical properties and fluidization behaviour of fresh green bean particulates during fluidized bed drying. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 78(Part C), pp. 43-47.

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Abstract

Changes in the physical properties (such as particle density, bulk density of the bed, shrinkage and bed porosity) of fresh green bean particulates were investigated during drying. Three length:diameter ratios (1:1,2:1 and 3:1)were considered, using drying conditions of 50 C and 13 % RH in aheat pump dehumidifier system. The fluidization behaviour was evaluated at 10 levels of moisture content.

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ID Code: 13356
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: green beans, drying, fluidization, shrinkage, physical properties
DOI: 10.1205/096030800532707
ISSN: 1744-3571
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500) > Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics (091504)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Elsevier
Deposited On: 22 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:33

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