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Process improvement of conventional palm oil milling: depulper

Azmi, Azlin Suhaida and Somasundaram, Mageswari and Jimat, Dzun Noraini (2011) Process improvement of conventional palm oil milling: depulper. In: Current research and development in biotechnology engineering at IIUM. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 169-174. ISBN 9789674181444

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One of the objectives of this study was to analyze the capability and efficiency of depulper in separating loose fruits cooked at atmospheric pressure into fibrous mesh and nuts. This analysis leads to possibility in replacing the function of conventional digester with depulper. The study confirmed that depulper gave better separation of mixture of nuts and light fibers for the fruit bunches cooked at 1 bar compared to those cooked at 3 bars. However, the equipment gave almost similar separation of fibrous mesh at both pressures. Thus the study confirmed the proposed depulper can be integrated to the rest of the palm oil milling process in a conventional palm oil mill as well as integrating it in the proposed alternative palm oil milling process.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5339/20968
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depulper, conventional digester, horizontal sterilizer, mini sterilizer
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Sakinah Kamaludin
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 09:33
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 09:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/20968

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