EPH - International Journal of Science And Engineering (ISSN: 2454 - 2016) 2019-04-30T08:56:10+00:00 Naveen Malik Open Journal Systems <p><strong> <span id="cell-1-name" class="gridCellContainer"> <span class="label"> EPH - International Journal of Science And Engineering (ISSN: 2454 - 2016)</span></span></strong> publishes a wide range of high quality research articles in the field (but not limited to) given below: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Zoology, Health sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Animal Science, Bio Technology, Medical Sciences, Geology, Social Sciences, Natural sciences, Political Science etc.<br><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><strong> <span style="text-shadow: #ff6600 0px 0px 3px;">Current Impact Factor: 2.435</span></strong></span></p> Optimization of Osmotic Dehydration of Toddy Fruit in Sugar Solution using Response Surface Methodology 2019-04-30T08:56:10+00:00 Khin Swe Oo Thet Hnin Oo <p>The response surface methodology (RSM) was applied to optimize the effects of immersion time (60,90and 120min), temperature&nbsp; (35, 45 and 55⁰C) and concentration of sucrose solution (30, 40 and 50⁰Brix) in osmotic dehydration of toddy fruit slices (2mm thickness). Box-Behnken Design was used with water loss (WL, %), solid gain (SG, %), and weight reduction (WR, %) as responses. The models obtained for all the responses were significant (<em>P</em>≤0.05) without a significant lack of fit. The optimum conditions were temperature (45°C), immersion time (109.336min), concentration of sucrose solution (40⁰Brix) in order to obtain WL of &nbsp;(29.331g/100g initial sample), SG of (4.265g/100g initial sample) and WR of &nbsp;25.224 g/100g initial sample, respectively.</p> 2019-04-30T08:47:57+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 EPH - International Journal of Science And Engineering (ISSN: 2454 - 2016)