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MAXIMIZING THE RECOVERY OF DRY KERNEL AND SHELL

VIA A 4-STAGE WINNOWING COLUMN

A NOVEL TECHNOLOGY

Towards zero effluent discharge, the dream of all millers.

A dynamic approach to efficiently separate kernel from the shell


using a 4-stage winnowing system followed by clay bath to recover
even tiny fragment of kernel (Figure 1).

Comprises 4-stage winnowing column, cyclone, blower fans (25HP)


& airlock (Figure 2).

Separating velocity controlled by varying air mass flow rate using


easy to operate dampers on force draught ducting at ground level
Figure 1: 4 stage winnowing column
(Figure 3) - to maximize the recovery of dry kernel.

Design capacity : 60 t/hr mill

RECOVERY PRODUCTS (Figure 4)

Main products :
Column 1 whole kernel & shell
Column 2 whole kernel, broken kernel & shell

By-products :

Figure 2: Process flow diagram of the 4 stage winnowing column Column 3 small shell & small broken kernel
Column 4 big shell & small broken kernel

COMMERCIAL BENEFITS

Low maintenance cost

Increment in the Kernel Extraction Rate (KER)

discharge less dependent on the wet separation


Less effluent

Saving in operational cost reduction in clay and power consumption

Reduction in kernel losses

Generates more dry shell for fuel

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Figure 3: Blower and adjustable flap controller
Payback period : < 2 years ( based on KER increment, reduction in
Column 1 Column 2
kernel losses and saving in operational cost )

INTELECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)




Whole kernels Whole kernel, broken A Malaysian Patent Application No. PI 20085278
& shell kernel & shell
IP is jointly owned by MPOB, Hur Far Engineering (HF) & Felda
Column 3 Column 4
Palm Industries Sdn Bhd ( FPISB )
The technology is licensed to HF

Small shell & small Big shell & small


broken kernel broken kernel

Figure 4: Products and by products from 4-stage winnowing column

HUR FAR ENGINEERING WORKS SDN.BHD (182301M)


LOT 7529, BATU 31/2, JALAN MAHARAJALELA, 36000 TELUK INTAN, PERAK DARUL RIDZUAN
TEL: 605-6212113, 6233489 & 6211115 H/P: 6012-5181083, 019-5751083 & 012-5881083
FAX: 605-6213113 & 6229099 EMAIL: hurfar@streamyx.com, hurfar1083@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: www.hurfar.com.my

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