Medicon Engineering Themes (ISSN: 2834-7218)

Research Article

Volume 3 Issue 3

Experimental Study on Moisture Loss Mechanism in Apples Tissue

Georges El Achkar1,2* Bin Liu1 and Rachid Bennacer3

Published: August 30, 2022

DOI: 10.55162/MCET.03.075

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In this paper, the moisture loss mechanism in biological tissue of apples was experimentally investigated in order to understand this mechanism and hence to extend their shelf life. An image conversion procedure, based on the use of image processing and AlgoLab Photo Vector softwares, was developed in order to characterise physically the internal porous structure of apples from the core to the skin. Several geometrical and physical parameters of the restructured porous media (porosity, fractal dimension, tortuosity, capillary pressure, permeability) were determined, and a comparison between their trends was carried out and analysed. Besides, a moisture loss model was established and discussed.