Title: Must Flow Dryer for Rough Rice

Year of Publication: March - 2014
Page Numbers: 26-30
Authors: Mustafa Yapha , Pracha Bunyawanichakul and Nifahmee Hayinilah
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2014)
- Malaysia


Rice is one of important global food supply. It also play important role in Thai economic. However, the value of rice depends on many factors. Rough rice drying process is very important, time consume, and energy consume. Various researches try to improve the shelve life of rice and reduce the energy consumption. This research focuses on preserve the nutritious and property of rice as long as possible. Rice from this developed process is expected to be good for the consumer and able to keep for longer time. Hazardous germ and fungus is going to be limited. This requirement can be fulfilled under the controlled condition. Must Flow dryer show the capability in reducing the moisture content to the required level in short time. The developed process spent 150 second for long grain rough rice drying. The moisture content is reduced to 15.11%wb. The experiment has done using 400 tons of rough rice. The control temperature for normal process is 130 °C. The energy consumption is 3.89 MJ/kgwater evap. The dried rough rice need 10 hours for strain relieve. This process increase the head rice, color index, and gum gelatinization compare to the conventional process. The developed Must Flow dryer give many advantage including energy consumption efficiency.