Simplified Heat and Mass Transfer Modeling for Anna Apples Cold Storage
International Journal of Food Engineering and Technology
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017, Pages: 17-29
Received: Mar. 20, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 21, 2017; Published: May 19, 2017
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Ayman Hafez Amer Eissa, Agriculture Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Menoufia University, Shibin El-Kom, Egypt
Ahmed Hassan Gomaa, Agriculture Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Menoufia University, Shibin El-Kom, Egypt
Mohamed Abd Elfattah Abd El Maksoud, Agriculture Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Menoufia University, Shibin El-Kom, Egypt
Ehab Abd Elazez El Saeidy, Agriculture Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Menoufia University, Shibin El-Kom, Egypt
Said Fathi El Sisi, Agriculture Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Menoufia University, Shibin El-Kom, Egypt
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Abstract
Uniform storage conditions in cold stores are difficult to attain in practice. All storage facilities have one thing in common, the need for proper humidity control. High product and air temperatures and moistures are often observed in certain positions of a cold room leading to deterioration of food quality and safety. To reduce food losses, it is necessary to understand heat and mass transfers. The aim of this study was control of relative humidity inside cold rooms at 90 and 95% and it compared with other cold room without control of relative humidity to improve the optimum cooling condition and 1°C of all cooling rooms. A simplified model was used for describing and predicted the trend of heat and mass transfer of Anna apples (product and air temperatures and weight losses) at different zones in the cold room. Temperature and velocity of air and apples measurements were carried out inside cold room filled with four apple pallets. The result showed that, Good agreement between the predicted and experimental results was found for both final average Anna apple temperature and weight loss inside cold room.
Keywords
Cold Room, Relative Humidity, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Weight Losses
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Ayman Hafez Amer Eissa, Ahmed Hassan Gomaa, Mohamed Abd Elfattah Abd El Maksoud, Ehab Abd Elazez El Saeidy, Said Fathi El Sisi, Simplified Heat and Mass Transfer Modeling for Anna Apples Cold Storage, International Journal of Food Engineering and Technology. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017, pp. 17-29. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfet.20170101.13
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