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Title: Correlation between in-line measurements of tomato ketchup shear viscosity and extensional viscosity
Authors: Berta, Marco
Wiklund, Johan
Kotzé, Reinhardt
Stading, Mats
Keywords: Ketchup;Extensional viscosity;Hyperbolic contraction flow;Ultrasound
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: The viscosity and shear thinning behavior are essential characteristics of tomato ketchup. A real-time monitoring of those characteristics during processing is important to obtain a good quality of the final product and to reduce production waste. This work investigates the measurement of rheological in-line flow properties of tomato ketchup, using a real-time technique that combines ultrasound velocity profiling (UVP) and pressure difference (PD) assessment. In-line data were compared to those obtained off-line using a rotational viscometer. There was a poor correlation with the Bostwick measurement, whereas the flow curves calculated from flow velocimetry data were very similar to those measured offline. The extensional viscosity of ketchup was determined through the measurement of Hyperbolic Contraction Flow; the curve followed a trend similar to that for the shear viscosity over the deformation rate investigated.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2015.10.028
http://hdl.handle.net/11189/5038
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