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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Washing Mechanism Improvements For Fresh Market Tomatoes Cleaning Equipment [proposta De Mecanismo De Lavagem Em Equipamentos De Beneficiamento De Tomate De Mesa]
Author: Silva M.C.
Testezlaf R.
Ferreira M.D.
Abstract: The cleanness level in fresh market tomatoes cleaning equipment is essential for consumer acceptance and conservation of product quality. However, the washing process in cleaning current equipments demands an excessive volume of water, leading to serious economic and environmental concerns. The objective of this work was to contribute with technical information for the washing system optimization. The conventional washing system currently used in cleaning equipment, which consists of perforated PVC pipes, was compared with a proposed system which uses commercial sprays. Characteristic curves (flow rate versus pressure) for both systems were determined in lab conditions and the respective water consumptions were compared. The results confirmed the excess of water consumption in the conventional washing systems, and the proposed system proved that is possible to reduce it, and the use of sprays allowed the rational use of the water.
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Date Issue: 2006
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