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Title:Microfiltration of Corn Starch Hydrolysate Using Ceramic Membranes
Author(s):Singh, Navpreet
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Cheryan, Munir
Department / Program:Agricultural Engineering
Discipline:Agricultural Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Agriculture, Food Science and Technology
Abstract:A microfiltration membrane plant was designed for clarification of 500 gallons per minute (113.6 m$\sp3$/hour) of corn starch hydrolysate based on the process model and various capital and operating costs. The optimum membrane plant would have two feed-and-bleed stages with a total area of 883.2 m$\sp2,$ both stages having equal area. Total capital cost of the ceramic membrane plant, including CIP (clean-in-place) system would be $2.08 million, with operating costs of \$517,408/year. In contrast, operating costs for rotary vacuum precoat filtration, which uses diatomaceous earth as a filter aid, would be $1.8 million per year.
Issue Date:1997
Description:95 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812774
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997

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