13. Computational Study of Ultrasound-Assisted Drying of Food Materials

  1. Kai Knoerzer,
  2. Pablo Juliano,
  3. Peter Roupas and
  4. Cornelis Versteeg
  1. Enrique Riera1,
  2. José Vicente García-Pérez2,
  3. Juan Andrés Cárcel1,
  4. Victor M. Acosta1 and
  5. Juan A. Gallego-Juárez1

Published Online: 16 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959435.ch13

Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation

Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation

How to Cite

Riera, E., Vicente García-Pérez, J., Cárcel, J. A., Acosta, V. M. and Gallego-Juárez, J. A. (2011) Computational Study of Ultrasound-Assisted Drying of Food Materials, in Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation (eds K. Knoerzer, P. Juliano, P. Roupas and C. Versteeg), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959435.ch13

Editor Information

  1. CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences, 671 Sneydes Road, Werribee, VIC 3030, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Grupo de Ultrasonidos de Potencia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Serrano, 144, E28006, Madrid, Spain

  2. 2

    Grupo de Análisis y Simulación de Procesos Agroalimentarios (ASPA) Departamento de Tecnología de Alimentos Universidad Politécnica de Valencia Camí de Vera s/n, E46022, Valencia Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813817545

Online ISBN: 9780470959435

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Keywords:

  • computational study of ultrasound-assisted drying of food materials;
  • ultrasound in drying processes - technical drawbacks, full development of ultrasonic Drying, being difficult;
  • protocol for design and modeling of new transducer;
  • computational design - using FEM of new power ultrasonic system;
  • ultrasonic vibrator, two components - a piezoelectric sandwich transducer and mechanical transformer acting as mechanical amplifier;
  • ultrasonically assisted convective drier;
  • 3D meshing modeling of piezoelectric transducer element with sandwich configuration;
  • computational analysis of ultrasonically assisted convective drying;
  • hot air drying, most common method - for dehydrating products at industrial level due to high process rates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Computational Design of the Power Ultrasonic System: Numerical Study by FEM of the Constituent Elements

  • Development of the Power Ultrasonic Transducer Prototype

  • Ultrasonically Assisted Convective Drier

  • Computational Analysis of Ultrasonically Assisted Convective Drying

  • Future Trends

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notation

  • References