Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Improvement of pea protein isolate powder properties by agglomeration in a fluidized bed: comparison between binder solutions
R. F. Nascimento, K Andreola, J. G. Rosa, Osvaldir Pereira Taranto

Last modified: 26-12-2018


This study aimed to compare the agglomeration process of pea protein isolate (PPI) using water and aqueous gum Arabic solution as binder liquids. Drying air temperature and binder flow rate were set at 75 °C and 3.1 mL/min, respectively. Moisture content, mean particle size, wetting time and flowability were analyzed. Using water as binder liquid, the responses were (4.0 ± 0.4)%, 316.13 ± 16.73 μm, 10 s and free flow, respectively. Aqueous gum Arabic solution provided (2.9 ± 0.5)%, 462.67 ± 51.23 μm, 3 s and free flow as responses. Gum Arabic solution showed to be a more promising binder.

Keywords: Agglomeration; Pulsed fluidized bed; Pea protein isolate; Wetting time; Flowability

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