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Published: Kem. Ind. 70 (5-6) (2021) 233–242
Paper reference number: KUI-50/2020
Paper type: Original scientific paper
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ANN-based Approach to Model MC/DR of Some Fruits under Solar Drying

A. Sadadou, S. Hanini, M. Laidi and A. Rezrazi


The aim of this work was to model the moisture content (MC) and drying rate (DR) using artificial neural network (ANN) methodology. Many architectures have been tested and the best topology was selected based on a trial and error method. The dataset was randomly divided into 60, 20, and 20 % for training, test, and validation stage of the ANN model, respectively. The best topology was 10-{29-13}-2 obtained with high correlation coefficient R (%) of {99.98, 98.41} and low root mean square error RMSE (%) (0.36, 6.29) for MC and DR, respectively. The obtained ANN can be used to interpolate the MC and DR with high accuracy.

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artificial neural network, fruits, solar drying, moisture content, drying rate