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Energy and the Environment, 1999

ISSN:
1-56700-127-0 (Print)

DETERMINATION OF MUSHROOM DRYING CONDITIONS

A. Midilli
Nigde University, Mech. Eng. Dept., 51000, Nigde, Turkey

Hayati Olgun
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Newcastle NE17RU, UK

P. Rzayev
Karadeniz Tech. University, Mech. Eng. Dept., 61080, Trabzon, Turkey

Teoman Ayhan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey

T. Nasirova
Karadeniz Tech. University, Mathematics Dept., 61080, Trabzon, Turkey

Abstract

In this study, drying behavior of mushrooms was investigated. The experiments were carried out under both laboratory and shady-and sunny-atmospheric conditions. Drying curves were presented for each experiment. It was concluded that mushrooms can be dried in the cupboards by using air at 50°C of temperature in a time period of 5 to 6 hours, and the mushrooms dried must be protected in a medium without air (in vacuum). The uncertainty error rate of drying is about 22 %.