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A Review on Numerical Methods for Food Freezing Time Estimation

Journal: International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology (IJAAST) (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 63-70

Keywords : Food freezing; Transient heat conduction; Finite difference; Finite element; Finite volume;

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Estimation of the freezing times for different types of foods with different shapes is a complex problem in reality. However, simplifications based on practical assumptions usually lead to estimations with an acceptable accuracy. In this regard, some analytical solutions are available for simple geometric shapes while numerical solutions were given for more complicated shapes.This article presents various numerical methods that estimate the freezing time for different products. In this regard, the freezing process is mathematically modelled by transient heat conduction equations that incorporate the physical properties of the three distinct regions that exist during a freezing process. These regions are namely, the solid phase region, the liquid phase region and the interface region. Methods for calculating freezing time and the evolution of temperature and phase change are reviewed and their underlying assumptions and limitations are critically examined.

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