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Barsong, (1992) Solar drying of tropical fish in Indonesia. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Mathematical models were developed to simulate performance of an indirect solar fish
drier. A computer simulation was carried out to predict a drying rate including moisture content
and water activity of dried fish. Based on the simulation, a new design of a solar fish drier was
constructed and tested in Indonesia.
Salted fish Gulamah (Pseudociena amoyensis) and Pan i Kelapa (Trygon sepheu) were
dried over a four day period. Meteorological data and data relating to the fish were measured. The
results were compared with prediction from the computer model to assess its validity and
limitations. The mathematical model predicted a slightly lower drying rate, final moisture contents
and water acitvity of the dried fish than those measured.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master)
Keywords: Fishery products, Solar food dryers
Copyright Holders: The Author
Additional Information:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-104). Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1993

Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 00:45
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:55
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