Asian Journal of Agricultural Research1819-1894xxxx-xxxxKnowledgia Review10.3923/ajar.2008.15.24SinghUshaSinghalD.K.ChaudharyD.R.1200821A theoretical model is presented to predict the effective
Heat Storage Coefficient (HSC) of fruit system. The system is reduced
to a two phase system: Solid phase and continuous fluid phase. The solid
is considered as particles having spheroidal shape which are situated
at the corners of cubic unit cell. The resistor model is developed to
find effective heat storage coefficient from the values of HSC of the
constituent phases: protein, fat, carbohydrate, ash and water and their
volume fractions. The theoretical calculations of HSC for porous food
samples carried out by the proposed model gives an average deviation of
12.8% from experimental values given in literature. A comparison with
other models available in the literature has also been made. The theoretical
HSC values determined from present model shows least deviation from experimental
values.]]>ASHRAE,2002Babanov, A.A.,1957Balderas-Lopez, J.A.,2003Carslaw, H.S. and J.C. Jaeger,1959Choi, Y. and M.R. Okas,1986Gustavsson, M., H. Nagai and T. Okutani,2003Hernandez-Ayala, A., T. Lopez, P. Quintana, J.J. Alvardo-Gil and J. Pacheco,2005Ingersoll, L.R., O.J. Zobel and A.C. Ingersoll,1969Jacob, M.,1964Lichtenecker, K.,1926Luc, A.M. and D.L. Balageas,1981Misra, K., A.K. Shrotriya, N. Singhvi, R. Singh and D.R. Chaudhary,1994Nerpin, S.V. and A.F. Chudnovskii,1970Rahman, M.S. and R.H. Driscoll,1991Shrotriya, A.K., L.S. Verma, R. Singh and D.R. Chaudhary,1991Tareev, B.,1975USDA,1996Verma, L.S., A.K. Shrotriya, U. Singh and D.R. Chaudhary,1990Zhang, H.F., X.S. Ge, H. Ye and D.S. Jiao,2007