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AE 631 / PHT 631 DRYING AND DEHYDRATION                                                                                  (2L+lP) II

Objective
To acquaint and equip the students with drying and dehydration of grains and seeds and the design features of the equipments used.

Theory

UNIT I
Kinetics of moisture sorption and description, mechanism of moisture transport.

UNIT II
Theory of drying, drying rate calculation, methods of drying grains, seeds and forage crops, dehydration techniques for different food products,

UNIT III
Effect of drying and dehydration on physico-chemical compositions.

Practicals
Determination of moisture content by direct and indirect methods, determination of drying characteristics under sun, mechanical (tray type, fluidized bed type) of grains, seeds, study of different types of dryers (LSU, batch, RPEC etc)

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