Moisture Sorption Isotherm Characteristics of Ground Flaxseed
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ajit K Singh
Department of Agricultural Engineering
NIMS University, Jaipur 303121, Rajasthan, India
Tel: 91 9799415000
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 27, 2014; Accepted Date: March 25, 2014; Published Date: April 03, 2014
Citation: Singh AK, Kumari N (2014) Moisture Sorption Isotherm Characteristics of Ground Flaxseed. J Food Process Technol 5:319. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000319
Copyright: © 2014 Singh AK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Moisture sorption isotherm of ground flaxseed was determined at three different storage temperatures (25°C, 35°C and 45°C) and relative humidity (10-85%), using the standard static gravimetric method. The GAB, modified Henderson, modified Oswin and modified Halsey sorption model were tested to fit the experimental data. A nonlinear regression analysis method was used to evaluate the constants of four sorption equations. The modified Oswin and GAB model were found to be acceptable in predicting the moisture sorption isotherms of ground flaxseed.