An experimental and theoretical investigation of the migration of moisture in cocoa beans

Suddaby, Anthony J. R. (1990) An experimental and theoretical investigation of the migration of moisture in cocoa beans. Doctoral thesis, City of London Polytechnic.

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This work is essentially an investigation of non-convective moisture movement as the result of a temperature gradient in hygroscopic porous materials, in particular, cocoa beans. The aim of the research has been to determine experimentally the bulk moisture diffusion coefficient for cocoa, and, by quantifying it, to investigate the contribution of such diffusion to wetting and mould damage that has occurred on the surface of cargoes during shipment from West Africa to Northern Europe.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: uk.bl.ethos.254862
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 580 Plants (Botany)
Department: School of Human Sciences
Depositing User: Maria White
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 15:27
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 15:30
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/2993

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