Seaweed dryer design criteria assessment using analytic hierarchy process

Nino Rigo Emil G. Lim, Jimwell L. Soliman, John Patrick D. Mercado, Charles B. Felix, Aristotle T. Ubando, Alvin B. Culaba

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Abstract

Drying is an integral part of seaweed manufacturing process. The Philippines is one of the leading producers of seaweeds in the world. However, due to the lack of development of appropriate technologies, the country is struggling to compete with the quality of seaweed produced internationally. A significant amount of local seaweed farmers in the Philippines are still using the traditional sun drying method for seaweeds drying. Due to the apparent dependence on this drying method from a single unreliable source, the quality of seaweeds produced and the capacity of the manufacturing process can be affected by abrupt changes in climatic conditions. Hence a seaweed dryer becomes necessary to improve the quality and quantity of seaweeds produced. However, in designing an appropriate seaweed dryer, various potentially-conflicting criteria are needed to be considered simultaneously. In this study, the analytic hierarchy process was proposed to evaluate the important factors and considerations in designing a seaweed dryer. The results of the study revealed several implications that should be considered when designing a seaweed dryer to be of optimal benefit to the Filipino stakeholders and farmers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHNICEM 2017 - 9th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 2
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2017 - Manila, Philippines
Duration: 2017 Nov 292017 Dec 1

Publication series

NameHNICEM 2017 - 9th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management
Volume2018-January

Other

Other9th IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2017
CountryPhilippines
CityManila
Period17-11-2917-12-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecological Modelling
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Lim, N. R. E. G., Soliman, J. L., Mercado, J. P. D., Felix, C. B., Ubando, A. T., & Culaba, A. B. (2017). Seaweed dryer design criteria assessment using analytic hierarchy process. In HNICEM 2017 - 9th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management (pp. 1-5). (HNICEM 2017 - 9th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HNICEM.2017.8269456