Mathematical modeling of drying kinetics of some medicinal plants

O. O. Kuznietsova

Abstract


In this research experimental data on drying kinetics for nettle and mint leaves were obtained. In order to predict the drying process, Henderson and Pabis thin layer drying model was correlated with experimental data. The nonlinear regression analysis was carried out using CurveExpert Professional 2.4.0 software tool. It was determined that Henderson and Pabis model quite accurately describes the drying kinetics of nettle and mint leaves and can be used to evaluate the herbs drying time.

Keywords


nettle leaves; mint leaves; medicinal plants; drying kinetics; mathematical model; nonlinear regression analysis

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