Narjes Malekjani, Seid Mahdi Jafari, "Simulation of food drying processes by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); recent advances and approaches", Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 78, 2018, Pages 206-223, ISSN 0924-2244, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.06.006.
Abstract: Understanding the mechanisms underlying the drying processes has a critical role in dehydration of food and agricultural products. Advanced computer modeling and simulation techniques can help in developing new dryers, modification of current systems, energy saving and process optimization. Also the most important parameter during the drying food products is food quality (moisture content, crack formation, case hardening, etc.) which can be enhanced through using appropriate modeling. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a well-known modeling technique which has received more attention in the food industry in the recent years. Hydrodynamics of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer during drying can be predicted using CFD.
Keywords: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Drying; Simulation; Control; Optimization; Food quality