Data on drying kinetics, moisture sorption isotherm, composition study of Ethiopian oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom) drying in tray dryer

Published: 30 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/4h7nszxcjs.1


This dataset aims to provide a comprehensive resource for researchers and industry professionals interested in optimizing the drying process of Ethiopian oyster mushrooms in tray dryers. The data compilat1ion stems from the need for in-depth understanding of drying kinetics, moisture sorption behavior, and compositional changes during the drying process. Traditionally, mushrooms are dried using open sun drying, leading to inconsistencies and potential quality deterioration. This dataset focuses on controlled drying conditions in a tray dryer with hot air, allowing for optimized drying parameters like temperature, airspeed and mass loading.


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Drying kinetics and moisture sorption isotherm data were obtained from the drying experiments using tray dryer (CCTD/SCADA, Edibon, Spain) and water activity experiments using a water activity meter (Aqua lab 4TE, USA) for oyster mushroom. Functional groups and elemental or mineral compositions of oyster mushroom were obtained using FTIR and AAS. Proximate values of oyster mushroom were obtained from experimental investigations.


Wollo University, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University


Food Technology