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Title : A preliminary assessment of using the operating head with oval nozzles for impingement fluidization of vegetables
Key words : impingement fluidization; air distribution; jet nozzles; oval cross section
Summary :

The operating system of cooling and freezing by impingement and impingement fluidization techniques was modified using oval cross-sectional air jet nozzles at three different configurations of air distribution. The air jet exit velocity at different preset values of 30-50 m∙s -1 as well as the velocity of air rebound from the operating chamber bottom were measured by applying three heads with oval nozzles and one with classical nozzles for comparative purposes. All of the nozzles had the same cross section. Freezing tests of French fries were performed in these conditions. An analysis of the rebound air velocity fields indicated that both an oval nozzle design and air velocity at the nozzle outlet determine the rebound air velocity. It was found that the limited use of oval nozzles at the impingement fluidization freezing process is possible and that 40 m∙s -1 was the most appropriate velocity for air jets leaving the nozzles.

Please use the following format to cite the selected article : Góral, D., Kluza, F., Kozłowicz, K., Domin, M. (2015). A preliminary assessment of using the operating head with oval nozzles for impingement fluidization of vegetables. Inzynieria Rolnicza, 1(153), 47-55.
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