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Development of a semi-industrial prototype for processing bitter quinoa grains, based on a spouted bed

 

Title of the project:
Development of a semi-industrial prototype for processing bitter quinoa grains, based on a spouted bed

Responsibles:
Carmen Carla Quiroga Ledezma, PhD.
Email: ccquiroga@upb.edu
Ramiro Escalera Vazques, PhD
Email: rescalera@upb.edu

Summary:
The present research aims to develop an optimized spouted bed prototype at semi-industrial scale, with a processing capacity of 10 qq/day, for the removal of saponins from commercial and bitter varieties/ecotypes of quinoa, in order to obtain a debittered quinoa grains of quality suitable for export. This research work uses the results obtained to date at laboratory scale at the CIAA-CIPI, which have demonstrated the technical feasibility of the process, studying the efficiency of the removal of saponins depending on some additional geometric variants.

 

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