Ciência e Agrotecnologia
versión impresa ISSN 1413-7054
VILLA-VELEZ, Harvey Alexander; TELIS-ROMERO, Javier; HIGUITA, Diana Maria Cano y TELIS, Vânia Regina Nicolletti. Effect of maltodextrin on the freezing point and thermal conductivity of uvaia pulp (Eugenia piriformis Cambess). Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2012, vol.36, n.1, pp. 78-85. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542012000100010.
The freezing point depression (FPD) of uvaia pulp with and without additives - 10, 16, 22 and 28% of maltodextrin (MD), was measured using a simple apparatus consisting of two major sections: a freezing vessel and a data acquisition system. The thermal conductivity of the pulps was also investigated as a function of the frozen water fraction and temperature using a coaxial dual-cylinder apparatus. Above the initial freezing point, thermal conductivity fitted the polynomial equations well. Below the freezing point, thermal conductivity was strongly affected by both the frozen water fraction and the temperature. Simple equations in terms of the frozen water fraction and temperature could be fitted to the experimental data for freezing point depression and thermal conductivity.
Palabras llave : Freezing point depression; uvaia pulp; thermal conductivity.