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Sorption Isotherms of Cowpeas from 25''C to 70^C

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 30 (5): 1478-1483. (doi: 10.13031/2013.30589) @1987
Authors:   G. Pappas, V. N. M. Rao

ABSTRACT THE sorption characteristics of the grain legume cowpea {Vigna unguiculata) were studied at five different sorption temperatures (25°C, 35°C, 45°C, 50°C and 70°C). The experimentally obtained data were used to evaluate the suitability of six pre-selected sorption models that appeared to be the most popular for food and agricultural commodities. The same data were also fitted to a linear model using multiple regression analysis and the results were compared to the non-linear models based on the six selected equations.

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