Nguyen Hay1*, Le Quang Huy2 and Vo Tan Phuong3
1Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2Cao Thang Technical College, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3Tien Giang College, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam
*Corresponding Author: Nguyen Hay, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Received: July 13, 2020; Published: August 31, 2020
The study was conducted to calculate, design, fabricate and test a bee pollen heat pump raking device assisted dryer with a yield of 10 kg/batch. The aim of mixing material is to increase the contact of pollen with drying air, thus, increasing heat exchange, drying efficiency and drying rate. Besides, it reduces energy consumption and increases product uniformity. Experimental planning was carried out to determine the influence of operating parameters of the drier on the quality of the dried bee pollen. A set of mathematical equations represents the dependence of electrical energy consumption of the drying process, vitamin C content in the dried pollen and product recovery rate on drying temperature and the raking cycle was determined. The result showed that, at the drying temperature of 38.40C and raking cycle of 10 minutes, the drier operates at optimal working condition with the minimum electrical energy consumption Armin = 0.96 kWh/kg, maximum vitamin C content Cmax = 72.11% (256.7 mg/kg) and maximum product recovery rate Mmax = 75.46%.
Keywords: Pollen Heat Pump; Bee Pollen; Vitamin C
Citation: Nguyen Hay., et al. “Novel Solution for High Efficiency Bee Pollen Heat Pump Dryer". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.9 (2020): 122-127.
Copyright: © 2020 Nguyen Hay., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.