DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
PHT 631/AE 631 DRYING AND DEHYDRATION (2L+1P) II
To acquaint and equip the students with drying and dehydration of grains and seeds and the design features of the equipments used.
Kinetics of moisture sorption and desorption, mechanism of moisture transport.
Theory of drying, drying rate calculation, methods of drying grains, seeds and forage crops, dehydration techniques for different food products,
Effect of drying and dehydration on physico-chemical compositions.
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)