Engineering in Phytochemical and Herbal Processing from Laboratory to Pilot Scale

Author

Luqman Chuah A. 
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor.
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Pin K. Y. & Choong T.S.Y., 
Medicinal Plants Program, Division of Forest Biotechnology,
Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 52109 Kepong , Selangor.

Law C.L., 
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science,
University of Nottingham, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor.,

Language

English

Title

Engineering in Phytochemical and Herbal Processing from Laboratory to Pilot Scale

Proceeding

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2008)

Date

21st October - 22nd October 2008

Place Held

The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Production of herbal products involves a process or a series of processes which converts herbal raw materials into consumable products. Various engineering aspects involving industrial chemistry, design of unit operation, safety, etc. should be considered. Data obtained from laboratory would be transformed into pilot scale operation. This paper aims to illustrate from the use of engineering measures such as kinetics data in modelling and up-scaling of different processes. Process safety is another crucial aspect to be addressed in the production and will also be discussed.

Keywords

Engineering; modelling; up-scaling; process safety

Session

Plenary: Session 3

Topic

Think Global, Act Local: A New Paradigm In Malaysian Herbal Industry (Prof. Emeritus Dr. Abdul Latif Ibrahim-UNISEL)