Applied Sciences > Agriculture > DG CY2020 8335

Research Title Design and Prototyping of Salt Harvesting Machine (Year 1 of 2)
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Research Duration Start:
1 March 2020
28 February 2021
Research Location ITDI
Research Description To improve productivity and efficiency of solar salt processing in deep crystallizer salterns, design and prototyping of a first ever locally fabricated salt machine is being proposed. The proposed prototype will mechanize the process shortening the harvest period from months into only a few days, By doing such, a higher quantity and quality of salt can be produced in a shorter amount of time addressing the issues on impurities contamination and product losses. The technology can be adopted by other solar salt producers providing opportunities not only to the local salt industry but to the local fabrication industry as well. In order to fulfill these objectives, this project study was proposed.
Research Objectives The main objective of this project is to design and prototype a salt harvesting machine that will improve the productivity and efficiency of solar salt processing in deep crystallizer salterns
Research Beneficiary(ies) JALD Industries Corporation; Other local and International adaptors of Deep Saltern System
Research Accoplishments [CY 2020] A) Product: 1 Prototype of Salt Harvesting Machine B) Publication: 1 Publication- Referred Journal C) Patent: 1 Utility Model and 1 Copyright D) Partnership: Engineering fabricators and Salt Cooperatives and Association
Total Research Cost ₱2,476,349.80
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Code DG CY2020 8335
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Priority Thrust DOST

Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Agriculture
Related sectors Food technology
Entry revision: February 2021