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Evaluation of a Bulk Drying Model for Peanuts¹

Authors: M. Parti , J. H. Young

  • Evaluation of a Bulk Drying Model for Peanuts¹

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    Evaluation of a Bulk Drying Model for Peanuts¹

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Abstract

Results of a peanut bulk drying model, PEADRY8, have been compared with experimental test results for Virginia-type peanuts. The model describes the peanut pod as two separate components with moisture movement in both liquid and vapor form. The Henderson equation was used to describe the equilibrium moisture contents of the kernel and the hull. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) predicted drying times averaged 11 longer than the observed values; (2) predicted kernel moisture contents at the top of the wagons averaged 5 less than the measured values; (3) predicted hull moisture contents at the top of the wagons averaged 17 higher than the observed values; (4) predicted hull final moisture contents at the top of the wagons average 21 higher than measured values and (5) predicted exhaust air temperatures averaged 1 higher than measured values.

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Keywords: peanut, kernel, hull, bulk drying, experimental and simulated results, equilibrium moisture content equations

How to Cite:

Parti, M. & Young, J., (1992) “Evaluation of a Bulk Drying Model for Peanuts¹”, Peanut Science 19(1), p.1-7. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-19-1-1

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01 Jan 1992
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1Paper No. BAE 9104 of the Journal Series of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC, 276957625. The use of trade names in this publication does not imply endorsement by the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service of the product named nor criticism of similar ones not mentioned.