A nondestructive method to measure the internal moisture distribution and to determine the effective moisture diffusion coefficient for a potato during drying and absorption was developed using NMR imaging and numerical modeling techniques. the coefficients obtained were 1.04 to 7.28 × 10−10 m2/s, for moisture contents between 40% and 55% (wb), during drying with a sample temperature of 40°C; and were 9.78 × 10−12 to 2.33 × 10−11 m2/s, for moisture contents between 56% and 60%, during absorption at 23°C.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of Food Process Engineering|
|State||Published - Oct 1991|