Investigation of the drying characteristics of microalgae using microwave irradiation

Andres Philip Mayol Mechanical, Al Rey Villagracia, Aristotle Ubando, Jose Bienvenido Biona, Hui Lin Ong, Rafael Espiritu, Henry Lee, Roy Tumlos, Nelson Arboleda, Alvin B. Culaba

研究成果: Conference contribution

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摘要

Microalgae is one of the alternative feedstock for biofuel production with the highest yield per land area. However, current method in microalgae drying process requires high energy which accounts to about 60% of the total energy of the biofuel production chain. Moreover, conventional means of drying results to uneven drying of the microalgae with respect to slurry thickness. This study investigated the drying of microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris) using microwave irradiation which offers a faster means of drying while providing even drying patterns across the slurry thickness. In this paper, the experiment used three (3) microwave intensity levels (300W, 600W, and 900W) to 10g, 20g, and 30g of microalgae sample, a total of nine (9) samples. Results showed that 30 W/g is the best microwave intensity level per gram of microalgae to attain the bone dry mass of the microalgae, while intensity level 20W/g is best to meet the requirement of obtaining a maximum 10% moisture content in the sample.

原文English
主出版物標題8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015
發行者Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN(電子)9781509003594
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2016 一月 25
事件8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015 - Cebu, Philippines
持續時間: 2015 十二月 92015 十二月 12

出版系列

名字8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015
國家/地區Philippines
城市Cebu
期間15-12-0915-12-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電腦科學應用
  • 訊號處理
  • 資訊系統與管理
  • 土木與結構工程
  • 控制與系統工程
  • 人工智慧
  • 電腦網路與通信
  • 環境工程

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