Modelling intermittent microwave convective drying (IMCD) of food materials

Kumar, Chandan (2015) Modelling intermittent microwave convective drying (IMCD) of food materials. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

This thesis develops comprehensive mathematical models for an advanced drying technology Intermittent Microwave Convective Drying (IMCD). The models provide an improved physical understanding of the heat and mass transport during the drying process, which will help to improve the quality of dried food and energy efficiency of the process, as well as will increase the ability of automation and optimization. The final model in this thesis represents the most comprehensive fundamental multiphase model for IMCD that considers 3D electromagnetics coupled with multiphase porous media transport processes. The 3D electromagnetics considers Maxwell's equation and multiphase transport model considers three different phases: solid matrix, liquid water and gas consisting water vapour and air. The multiphase transport includes pressure-driven flow, capillary diffusion, binary diffusion, and evaporation. The models developed in this thesis were validated with extensive experimental investigations.

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ID Code: 85437
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Karim, Azharul & Millar, Graeme J.
Additional Information: An embargo has been granted by the faculty until July 2016.
Keywords: Food Drying, Intermittent, Microwave, Mathematical Modelling, Multiphase, Porous Media
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2015 03:19
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2015 06:35

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