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Agglomeration of Heat Sensitive Protein/Fibre Biomass

Authors: Emami, S., L. Tabil, P. Adapa, L. Campbell, E. George, and L. Ketabi
Description: Production of feed enzyme, from biomass material, is growing as it is used in poultry industry. This biomass has low bulk density and irregular shape and size which makes it difficult to handle, transport, store and utilize in the form and shape it is and many wasting material is involved. Therefore there is need to densify feed enzyme with protection of enzyme in view. In this study, the feed enzyme, a heat sensitive biomass, was mixed with ingredient as binder at different levels. Pellets were made at a pre-set load of 4400 N (138.9 MPa) using single-pelleting unit attached to the Instron testing machine at different temperatures to study the effect of pelleting temperature on enzyme activity. Quality of pellets was determined by measuring pellet density, durability and enzyme activity to select most durable treatment containing the highest enzyme activity.
Keywords: Biomass, Enzyme activity, Feed enzyme, Binder
Technical field: Bioprocess Systems Engineering
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2013 Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 7-10 July 2013.
Session name: Bioprocessing, Biomass
Citation: Emami, S., L. Tabil, P. Adapa, L. Campbell, E. George, and L. Ketabi. 2013. Agglomeration of Heat Sensitive Protein/Fibre Biomass. CSBE/SCGAB 2013 Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 7-10 July 2013.
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Date: 2013-07-07
Publication type:
  • Technical conference
Type: Text.Article
Format: PDF
Identifier: CSBE13007
Coverage: Canada
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering

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