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Removal of saponins from bitter quinoa varieties based on the application of a spouted bed of rectangular configuration

 

Title of the project:
Removal of saponins from bitter quinoa varieties based on the application of a spouted bed of rectangular configuration

Responsibles:
Ramiro Escalera Vásquez PhD
Email: rescalera@upb.edu

Researchers:
Carla Quiroga Ledezma PhD
Beatriz Delgado

Summary:
The study aims to reduce the energy consumption per unit of mass required for the removal of saponins from bitter quinoa varieties, applying a novel configuration of a spouted bed with a rectangular section and lateral slots.
The study includes the development of an aerodynamic model that allows calculating the variables necessary to determine the specific energy consumption in such configuration, under different operating conditions (i.e. volumetric flow of air, mass of solid particles, spouted bed height and opening of the lateral slots). The results of the simulation will be compared with experimental data.

 

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