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Drying behavior for ripe and unripe Crataegus mexicana was studied for an indirect solar dryer in order to obtain the effective diffusion coefficients . The behavior of the drying process was examined, observing a significant effect related to the ripeness degree of the fruit. The effective diffusion coefficients were 5.698 x10-10 m2/s and 5.993 x10-10 m2/s, for unripe and ripe Crataegus mexicana, respectively. Solar drying is a viable alternative for adding value to the production of this fruit in central México.
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