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Title: Heat distribution in industrial-scale water cascading (rotary) retort
Authors: Smout, Chantal ×
Van Loey, Ann
Hendrickx, Marc #
Issue Date: Jan-1998
Publisher: Inst food technologists
Series Title: Journal of food science vol:63 issue:5 pages:882-886
Abstract: A heat distribution study was performed in an industrial-scale 4-basket water cascading rotary retort under fury loaded operating conditions, Detailed analysis of the temperature distribution basket-by-basket was followed by an evaluation of the temperature distribution throughout the retort (at 0, 4 and 7 rpm). Finally, a heating rate distribution study, using silicone elastomer food-simulants, was carried out to evaluate heat transfer uniformity throughout the retort. Results revealed that far static processes the slowest heating zone was located at the bottom of the basket at the back of the retort, whereas for rotary processes the center of this basket was heated slowest. Heating rate distribution results indicated uniform heat transfer throughout the retort.
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ISSN: 0022-1147
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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