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Preliminary study on drying of stingless bee pot pollen using novel fluidized bed dryer with swirling distributor

Luqman, Abdul Halim and Firdaus, Basrawi and Chong, Jia Zheng and Oumer, A. N. and Ahmmad Shukrie, Md Yudin and Mohd Hazwan, Yusof and Shaharin, A Sulaiman (2018) Preliminary study on drying of stingless bee pot pollen using novel fluidized bed dryer with swirling distributor. In: UTP-UMP-VIT Symposium on Energy Systems, SES 2018, 18-19 September 2018 , Tamil Nadu, India. pp. 1-5., 225 (04007). ISSN 2261-236X

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High moisture content in raw pot pollen increases the activity of microorganisms, thus promotes fermentation and causes rapid deterioration. Hence, the objective of this study is to dry stingless bees pot pollen by a novel fluidized bed dryer. The experimental analysis was conducted based on flowrate, airflow temperature, power consumption and sample mass. It was found that the mass of pot pollen can be reduced by 6.86 % in 30 minutes of drying operation. The temperature rise is also minimal up to average of 31.5 C. This significantly reduced the impact of drying not only to the nutrients, but also the flavour and aroma. Moreover, the total energy consumed is 212.57 Wh, which is considered low. Hence, this preliminary study showed the feasibility of drying pot pollen using a novel fluidized bed dryer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deterioration; Drying operation; Fluidized beds; Airflow temperature
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamad Firdaus Basrawi
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 07:38
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 07:38
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