Moisture Sorption Isotherms and Storage Stability of Spray-Dried Yogurt Powder

KOC B., YILMAZER M. S. , BALKIR P. , Ertekin F. K.

DRYING TECHNOLOGY, vol.28, no.6, pp.816-822, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07373937.2010.485083
  • Title of Journal : DRYING TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.816-822


Moisture adsorption isotherms of spray-dried yogurt powder were determined at 10, 25, and 40 degrees C using the standard, static-gravimetric method. Experimental data were fitted to five mathematical models (Guggenheim-Anderson-de Boer [GAB], Brunauer-Emmett-Teller [BET], Halsey, modified Oswin, and modified Henderson). A nonlinear regression analysis method was used to evaluate the constants of the sorption equations. The shelf-life of yogurt powder was predicted based on the relationship between permeability coefficient of the packaging material and moisture adsorbed by the powder determined by the GAB equation. Furthermore, the storage stability of spray-dried yogurt powder in terms of quality parameters including moisture content, water activity, color change, and thiobarbituric acid (TBA) value was studied in aluminum laminated polyethylene (ALPE) pouches under storage conditions of 25 degrees C and 50% relative humidity (RH).