Assessing the significance of rate and time pulse spraying in top spray granulation of urea fertilizer using Taguchi Method

Rostam, O and Dimin, M F and Luqman, H H and Said, M R and Keong, Lau Kok and Norazlina, M Y and Norhidayah, M and Shaaban, A (2015) Assessing the significance of rate and time pulse spraying in top spray granulation of urea fertilizer using Taguchi Method. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 761. pp. 308-312. ISSN AMM.761-308

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Abstract

Studies in urea granulation process using Top Spray Fluidized Bed Granulator (TSFBG) is still limited and requires in-depth research about the effectiveness and influence of droplets to the formation of urea granule (UG). Rate and time interval of spraying technique (Pulse) significantly influence the physical properties of urea granules. Cassava starch dissolves in water was selected as the binder released at various time interval to observe impact of spray droplet on UG size formation. Using Taguchi Method, the study had identified three leading factors contributed to the formation of droplet size namely volume of binder (VOB), time pulse of spraying (TPS) and spraying rate (SR). These factors were then evaluated in terms of the influence on response as signal-to-noise analysis (S/N ratios) from Taguchi to validate UG size in range 2 mm to 4 mm from screening process with respect to the actual experimental data. These results were useful for future experiment reference to determine pressure drop and surface contact during interaction between droplet and urea powder particl

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: abstract,fluidized bed granulator,formation of urea granule,is still limited and,of droplets to the,of spraying technique,process using top spray,pulse,pulse spraying,rate and time interval,requires in-depth research about,significantly,studies in urea granulation,Taguchi Method, effectiveness and influence,top spray,tsfbg, ug, urea fertilizer, urea granule
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Process
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Fairuz Dimin
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 01:33
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:37
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14320
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