E Book – Introduction to Dehydration and Drying

Introduction to Dehydration and Drying

Donald G. Mercer, Ph.D., P.Eng., FIAFoST, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

In his book, Dr. Mercer examines the various aspects involved in the entire drying process from the selection of the proper materials for drying, through the actual drying process, to the storage and handling of the dried product for sale.

Download Part 1 of the book in PDF format here.

Part 2 can be downloaded here.

Video presentations based on Dr. Mercer’s book are available below.

1. Reasons for Drying

2. Factors Influencing Quality 

3. Preparing Materials for Drying

4. Blanching

5. Types of Dryers

6. Wet and Dry Basis Moistures

7. Basic Calculations

8. Sample Drying Calculations

9. Factors Influencing Drying

10. Conducting a Drying Run

11. Mathematical Modelling