Mechanical peeling of pumpkins. Part 2: Modeling of peeling process

Emadi, Bagher, Abbaspour-Fard, M. H., & Yarlagadda, Prasad K.D.V. (2008) Mechanical peeling of pumpkins. Part 2: Modeling of peeling process. Journal of Food Engineering, 89(4), pp. 453-459.

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A novel mechanical peeling process using an abrasive-cutter brush which applies both abrasive and cutting forces was modeled. An energy consumption model of the peeling process is required to optimize the main influential factors as well as to limit peeling waste and consumed energy. The input and output variables which could be industrially applicable were used. Three variables, namely rotational velocity of the abrasive-cutter brush (xp), the degree of unevenness of produce surface (u), and the type of the abrasive-cutter brush (k), were chosen as independent variables and the "peeling losses" per unit time was selected as the output of the model. The developed model was verified using the experimental results of peeling by an abrasive-cutter brush for two varieties of pumpkin, as the case studies, named Jarrahdale and Jap. The results showed correlation coefficients between predicted and experimental values of the Jap (0.98) and Jarrahdale (0.96) were statistically significant.

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ID Code: 14212
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: mechanical peeling, pumpkin, modelling
DOI: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2008.05.028
ISSN: 0260-8774
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > FOOD SCIENCES (090800) > Food Engineering (090802)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 00:36

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