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DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry exchange; dry rent; rent seek.

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Keywords: Drying methods, Tomato slices, Specific energy consumption, Physical quality
These data were then applied to the thin layer drying models of Newton, Page, Henderson and Pabis, Logarithmic, Midilli-Kucuk, Wang and Singh, Logistic, Two Term, Verma, Two Term exponential and Diffusion Approach for determination of the best suitable mathematical models.
Drying system manufacturer Harter of Stiefenhofen, Germany, has learned that the drying operation constitutes a bottleneck in the overall process of many plating companies.
In order to minimize the sample preparation work and to avoid destroying parts of the drying batch by cutting out samples for prong or slicing tests, we want to predict the resulting deformation and therefore the drying quality concerning casehardening mathematically via the moisture distribution of the samples.
During the final drying process, Dinnissen makes intelligent and effective use of the double-shafted paddle mechanism built into the Drying Unit to gently suspend powders, granules, and granulates in the air, creating a so-called fluid bed.
Drying of food usually results in loss of nutrients and other undesirable changes, which include discolouration and browning; thus dried products obtained are of reduced nutritional quality [2].
From tomatoes and beets to sweet corn and green beans, almost any vegetable that can be blanched and frozen is a likely candidate for drying, along with apples, strawberries, peaches and most other fruits.
All dryers designed for convenient serviceability and use state-of-the-art controls to monitor drying.
For daily frizz-fighting, use anti-frizz serum (try Bumble and bumble Defrizz, $13, select salons) before drying.
In past years, the agency has used the information drawn from samples of drying vegetation - forest-fire fuel - to close off parts of the forest because of the fire danger.
Drying the beans reduces the risk of mold and fungi, and preserves the cocoas desirable taste and aroma.
The method that takes the least amount of time and equipment and still gives a crisp chip is using a very hot (475 degrees or higher) oven or a desiccator (a drying oven).