This article proposes two artificial neural network (ANN)-based models to characterize the switchgrass drying process: The first one models processes with constant air temperature and relative humidity and the second one models processes with variable air conditions and rainfall. The two ANN-based models proposed estimated the moisture content (MC) as a function of temperature, relative humidity, previous MC, time, and precipitation information. The first ANN-based model describes MC evolution data more accurately than six mathematical empirical equations typically proposed in the literature. The second ANN-based model estimated the MC with a correlation coefficient greater than 98.8%.
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Oct 26 2015|
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- Artificial neural networks
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering (all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry