MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND CURVES OF EQUILIBRIUM MOISTURE CONTENT OF SEEDS OF JACARANDA-DA-BAHIA, ANGICOVERMELHO AND ÓLEO-COPAÍBA

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João Basílio Mesquita Ednilton Tavares de Andrade Paulo Cesar Corrêa

Abstract

The hygroscopic capacity of most of seeds and agricultural grains have already been studied, however, it can be observed in the specialized literature a lack of reports on equilibrium moisture content of seeds of jacaranda-da-bahia (Dalbergia nigra Fr. All.), angico-vermelho (Anadenanthera macrocarpa Benth.) and óleo-copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii Benth.). This research objectived to determine the desorption curves for these seeds, and to adjust different mathematical models already traditionally used for another seeds, to the experimental data. The equation of Sigma- Copace, with the constants determined for the species of jacaranda-da-bahia and angico-vermelho, was the model that better adjusted to the experimental data, while for óleo-copaiba the of Henderson- Modified equation represented better the experimental data.

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MESQUITA, João Basílio; ANDRADE, Ednilton Tavares de; CORRÊA, Paulo Cesar. MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND CURVES OF EQUILIBRIUM MOISTURE CONTENT OF SEEDS OF JACARANDA-DA-BAHIA, ANGICOVERMELHO AND ÓLEO-COPAÍBA. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 012-021, sep. 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/373>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2019.
Keywords
Forest seeds, equilibrium moisture content, models
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