Experimental Study of Sorption Isotherms and Drying of Sugar-Beet Pulp in Hot Air

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This paper has the objectives to determine the isotherms of sorption and the drying kinetics of sugar-beet pulp. The experiments undertaken consist of examining the effects of drying air velocity, temperature of hot-air and air moisture content on the drying kinetics on beet pulp in a laboratory drying tunnel. The results verified, with good reproducibility, that temperature is the main factor controlling the rate of drying. The expression of the drying rate is determined empirically from the characteristic curve of drying

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Drying; Hot Air; Sugar-Beet Pulp; Isotherms of Sorption

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