Combined Microwave Fan-Assisted Convection Dehydration of Banana [Musa acuminata Colla (Cavendish Group)]

Karaaslan S., Tuncer I. K.

PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST, vol.93, no.1, pp.76-87, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-87
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The effects of microwave drying, combined fan-assisted convection and microwave drying, and fan-assisted convection drying, thickness of sample and mass load of sample on drying time and drying ratio capacities of banana [Musa acuminata Colla (Cavendish Group)] were compared. The drying data were applied to nine different mathematical models, namely, Newton, Page, Henderson and Pabis, Logarithmic, Diffusion Approach, Wang and Singh, Verma, Two-Term Exponential and Midilli-Kucuk Equation Models. The performances of these models were compared between the observed and the predicted moisture ratios based on coefficient of determination (R(2)), standard error of estimate (SEE) and residual sum of squares (RSS). We found that the Midilli-Kucuk model described the drying ratio satisfactorily in all drying methods.