Optimization of Multiple Effect Evaporators Designed for Fruit Juice Concentrate
American Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 6-11
Received: Feb. 1, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 1, 2015; Published: Feb. 14, 2015
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Manal A. Sorour, Food Eng. and Packaging Dept., Food Tech. Res. Institute, Agric. Res. Center, Giza, Egypt
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The most important running cost item in evaporation is energy. However, energy consumption per unit production can be reduced considerably through the use of multi effect evaporation. A multiple effect evaporation scheme was studied and economically analyzed. Different economic items, including cost of steam and cost of evaporator in addition to annual total cost for single, double, three, four, five and six effects of evaporators were estimated and analyzed. The results indicated that minimum annual total cost is obtained by using a double effect evaporator.
Multiple Effect Evaporators, Optimum Number of Effects, Annual Cost, Evaporator Cost, Steam Cost
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Manal A. Sorour, Optimization of Multiple Effect Evaporators Designed for Fruit Juice Concentrate, American Journal of Energy Engineering. Special Issue: Energy Conservation in Food Industry. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 6-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ajee.s.2015030201.12
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