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Design and Performance of Ohmic-based Fermentor Model for Controlling Fermentation Process

EasyChair Preprint no. 1699

8 pagesDate: October 17, 2019


Traditional fermentation process usually takes a long time and hard to achieve and maintain the optimum temperatures condition. The controlled fermentation process can be done using a fermentor for conditioning the temperature at the beginning of the process as bacteria and yeast can develop optimally at certain temperatures. However, traditional heaters that utilize heat transfer by conduction and convection have not been able to homogenize the temperature of products so that the fermentation process is not well controlled. Heating technology that has great potential to produce fast and uniform heating is by using ohmic technology. This research aims to design and to conduct a test of ohmic-based fermentor model. Methods used in this study were a functional and structural analysis of fermentor design and performance test of the fermentor model. The test was conducted using two materials as the heated product (0.02 M NaCl solution as a liquid product and soybean as a non-liquid product) with three variations of voltage treatment (110, 165, and 220 V). Design of the ohmic-based fermentor model had been constructed and tested. Analysis of alternative methods, types, and ohmic fermentor material has been carried out as a reference in designing. Test results showed that the fermentor had been proven to be able to maintain, control, and monitor the temperature in the reactor in real-time. The energy efficiency achieved a high value of 81.96% up to 86.29%. The temperature distribution in the fermentor was also determined uniform for both liquid and non-liquid products, so it can be used for further fermentation test using various products

Keyphrases: Design, fermentation, fermentor, ohmic based fermentor, Ohmic heating

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Diang Sagita and Doddy Andy Darmajana and Dadang Dayat Hidayat and Novrinaldi and Agustami Sitorus},
  title = {Design and Performance of Ohmic-based Fermentor Model for Controlling Fermentation Process},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1699},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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