The effects of solar drying on drying kinetics and effective moisture diffusivity of pistachio nut

Mohsen Mokhtarian; Hamid Tavakolipour; Ahmad Kalbasi-Ashtari; Fatemeh Koushki

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2021, , Pages 7-12

      This research aimed to investigate the process of pistachios solar drying in two different conditions of the designed dryer (recycle and without recycle modes). As well, in this study, the drying kinetics curves of pistachio were drawn and its dewatering behavior was monitored by empirical ...  Read More

Laying hens’ diet modification with flaxseed and fish oils to enrich egg yolks with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D3

Reza Kazempoor; Arman Ghorbanzadeh; Mohsen Mokhtarian; Saeed Rasoulinezhad

Volume 4, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 1-6

        Today, food enrichment is one of the most widely used methods in benefiting the food processing industry. The effects of four different dietary groups [basic diet (I), basic diet+flaxseed oil (II), basic diet+non-absorbable fiber+flaxseed oil (III)& basic diet+non-absorbable ...  Read More

Performance of machine learning system to prediction of almond physical properties

Mohsen Mokhtarian; Hamid Tavakolipour; Hassan Hamedi; Amir Daraei Garmakhany

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 7-13

  The physical properties of almond kernel are necessary for the proper design of equipment for transporting, drying, processing, sorting, grading, and storage this crop. In this study, different models of ANNs with different activation functions were used to forecast surface area, volume, mass, and kernel ...  Read More