The present work aimed, on one hand, to study of the drying of onions in terms of drying kinetics, which was evaluated at 30 °C, 50 °C and 60 °C. The experimental data was fitted to different empirical kinetic models from the literature, and this kinetic study was then complemented Louis Vuitton Chaussures Homme Pas Cher with the modelling if terms of Fick's diffusion equation, for estimation of the diffusion coefficients. On the other hand, Louis Vuitton Damier Azur the chemical characterization in fresh and dried onions at different temperatures (varying Chaussure Lv Pour Homme from 30 °C to 70 °C) was analysed, to evaluate the effect of drying and drying temperature on the chemical composition of the product. In this way, the analyses of moisture content, sugar content, crude protein, ash, fat, crude fibre, acidity and vitamin C were made and reported in this paper.
From the results obtained it was verified that some chemical components of the onions are not affected by drying (ash, fat, protein and fibre) whereas some others are considerably influenced by drying (sugars, acidity and vitamin C). The present work allowed concluding that the three empirical models tested (Newton, Modified Page and Logarithmic) all describe relatively well the dehydration kinetics at the three temperatures analysed. Moreover, from the experimental data it was possible to estimate the diffusivities, which range between 3.33 × 10−09 m2/s at 30 °C and 8.55 × 10−09 m2/s at 60 °C.