Experimentation, Optimization and Simulation of Drying Processes of Agricultural Food Products and Materials

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Process Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 168

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences, 16521 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: drying behaviour; experimental design; modelling; spectral analysis; thermal properties

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Department of Agricultural Machinery and Technologies Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ondokuz Mayis, Samsun 55139, Turkey
Interests: drying agricultural products; processing technologies; physical properties; chemical properties; agricultural tools and machines

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Department of Horticulture, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA
Interests: remote sensing; agriculture engineering; hyperspectral imaging system; spectroscopy technology; smart farming; precision agriculture; machine learning; data science; agricultural informatics; instrumentation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to our Special Issue ‘Experimentation, Optimization and Simulation of Drying Processes of Agricultural Food Products and Materials’.

This Special Issue will provide an in-depth understanding of the complexities and computational solutions of the drying processes of agricultural food products and materials. The use of models or simulations is the most popular way to sound engineering decisions concerning new process concepts involved in drying processes to achieve optimal energy utilization, environmental protection, and quality improvement of dried products for consumer acceptability, food sustainability, security, and prolonged storage periods.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The design of experiments and optimization techniques of processing factors and parameters using different drying methods;
  • Thermal, physical, mechanical, chemical, and biological phenomena of different drying methods;
  • The numerical analysis and model validation of the drying experiments;
  • The development of models/simulations describing the drying processes and mechanisms;
  • Spectral profiles and quality assessment parameters of drying processes of agricultural food products and materials;
  • The determination of bioactive compounds of agricultural food products using different drying techniques;
  • The energy analysis of drying processes and pretreatment techniques across different drying methods;
  • Drying kinetics and empirical/mathematical modelling approaches used for agricultural food products and materials.

We look forward to your participation in this Special Issue.

Dr. Oldřich Dajbych
Dr. Kemal Çağatay Selvi
Dr. Alfadhl Alkhaled
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • agricultural products
  • post-harvest processing
  • drying methods
  • drying kinetics
  • machine learning
  • computational intelligence
  • quality assessment
  • transport mechanisms
  • spectral and thermal analyses
  • agri-food quality assessment

Published Papers

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