NON-LINEAR PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF EMC/ERH CORRELATIONS FOR GRAIN-TYPE PRODUCTS

Sitompul, J.P and Istadi, I. and Sumardiono, S. (2000) NON-LINEAR PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF EMC/ERH CORRELATIONS FOR GRAIN-TYPE PRODUCTS. Proceedings Institut Teknologi Bandung, 32 (1). pp. 411-417.

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Abstract

A mathematical prediction of corn sorption isotherm was developed for three-parameter EMC correlation such as Modified-Henderson, Modified-Chung-Pfost, Modified-Oswin, and Modified-Halsey. Moisture sorption experimental data were determined using a dynamic method at temperature 30 oC, 40 oC and water activity range from 0.07 to 0.75. The vapor pressure regulation of air surrounding the grains was adjusted by varying sulfuric acid solution. Non-linear regression algorithms such as Simplex and/or Rosenbrock algorithm were used to fit the measured data to the EMC relations. The generalized correlation coefficient (R2) and the mean relative deviation were in the range of 0.90-0.99 and 2 % - 8 % respectively, in which comparison between predicted and experimental sorption isotherms. From the parameters of correlation, it is possible to get the best equations among them to represent equilibrium moisture content of corn grains. The Modified-Henderson and Modified-Oswin equations give the best model for predicting the adsorption and desorption EMC of corn grain for given range of temperature and water activity.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:221
Deposited By:Dr. Istadi I.
Deposited On:22 May 2009 10:42
Last Modified:22 May 2009 10:42

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