Comparison of the Permeability Different Containers with Flour and Rice.
Consider the permeability ratings of container filled with flour, rice, or Cheetos. The ranking may vary depending on what material is inside the container. According to Gonzalez-Vazquez and colleagues, 2019, the permeability is “the speed at which a material moves through a porous substance”. This trio of materials would rank Cheetos and flour as the most permeable. Due to their low density (and porous nature), Cheetos have high permeability. They are made up of many carbohydrates and oils. Cheetos have high water permeability, meaning that any amount of water introduced can easily pass through them (GonzalezVazquez et al. 2019, 2019). Flour on the other side has a moderate permeability. Flour is a mixture of fine particles, which absorb water but then get heavy. This limits the rate at which flour can be permeable. Rice has the lowest level of permeability among the three materials. The reason is that rice’s husk contains a thick material which prevents water from getting through.