Applied Surface Science, Vol.196, No.1-4, 150-153, 2002
Fitting of different models for water vapour sorption on potato starch granules
Water vapour adsorption isotherms for native and modified potato starch were investigated. To obtain the best fit for the experimental data several models based on the BET approach were evaluated. The hypothesis that water is adsorbed on the starch granules at the primary and secondary adsorption sites as well as a concept considering the adsorbent fractality were also tested. It was found, that the equilibrium adsorption points in the examined range of relative humidity (0.03-0.90) were most accurately predicted by using a three-parameter model proposed by Kats and Kutarov. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.