سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶
محل انتشار: پنجمین کنگره بین المللی مهندسی شیمی
تعداد صفحات: ۹
Nikzad – Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Mazandaran University,Babol, Iran
movagharnejad – Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Mazandaran University,Babol, Iran
This paper presents drying kinetics of pomegranate arils and a comparative study between regression analysis and a multilayer feed-forward neural network to estimate its dynamic drying behavior. Experiments were performed at drying air temperatures of 40 50 , 60 and 70°c , with air flow velocities of 1 and 2 m/s in a convective dryer. Seven different mathematical models available in the literature were fitted to the experimental data. In addition , a three-layer feed-forward neural network was used to estimate the pomegranate arils dynamic drying behavior. A back propagation algorithm was developed ( using MATLAB ) and applied to training and the testing the network. Comparing the seven models and the feed-forward neural network , it was concluded that the neural network represented the drying characteristics better than the mathematical models.