Trends in Technological Advances in Food Dehydration, Identifying the Potential Extrapolated to Cocoa Drying: A Bibliometric Study

A. D. Rincón-Quintero, L. A. Del Portillo-Valdés, A. Meneses-Jácome, C. L. Sandoval-Rodríguez, W. L. Rondón-Romero, J. G. Ascanio-Villabona

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Abstract

This work presents a systematic review of the literature based on bibliometric networks structured with the VOSviewer application, which was run on different scientific databases, seeking for improvements of drying processes of food and other biomasses in rural contexts. Analyzed data reveals a growing interest on topics dealing with storage of solar thermal energy and mathematical modelling to predict properties of air, as a drying fluid in solar and hybrid dryers. Solar-biomass hybrid drying technologies that use residual heat are currently being applied. At the level of mathematical models, the literature analysis cover heat transfer mechanisms related to changes in absolute and relative humidity of the air and food biomasses. Therefore, a promissory horizon to develop a continuous dryer for cocoa beans, enabling an improvement of the final quality of dried biomass and reducing operation periods for this process in low-economy countries has been elucidated through this review.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy - Proceedings of the CIT 2020
EditorsMiguel Botto Tobar, Henry Cruz, Angela Díaz Cadena
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages167-180
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030722111
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event15th Multidisciplinary International Congress on Science and Technology, CIT 2020 - Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 26 Oct 202030 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume763 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

Conference15th Multidisciplinary International Congress on Science and Technology, CIT 2020
Country/TerritoryEcuador
CityQuito
Period26/10/2030/10/20

Keywords

  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Biomass
  • Dryer
  • Mathematical models
  • Scientific research
  • VOSviewer tool

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