PENGEMBANGAN DAN ANALISIS TEKNIS-FINANSIAL ALAT PENGERING PATI SAGU MODEL AgRo CROSS FLOW FLUIDIZED UNTUK MENUNJANG AGROINDUSTRI SAGU DI PAPUA
Utilization of dried sago starch as a source of raw materials and agroindustry-based starch and flour is still very limited, especially sago starch processed by people from Papua and West Papua. This is because the sago starch production only reached the stage of wet processing sago starch, as well as the lack of support for the agroindustry to produce and use dried sago starch. The objective of this study were to develop a design of agitated and vibro cross flow fluidized bed dryer unit into a model of Agitated-vibro Cross Flow Fluidized Bed (AgRoCFFB) that can work in semi-continuous, to perform technical evaluations, to analysis the chemical composition of dried sago starch, and to analysis financial performance as well as to determine the feasibility of using AgRoCFFB dryer on sago processing industry folk. Stages of the study included the development (i.e. designing semi-continuously agitators and vibrators), the technical evaluation (i.e. test and analyze the performance of the dryer to determine the drying rate, energy requirements, and efficiency of drying), dried sago starch quality analysis (analyzing the chemical composition), and analyzing financial of AgRoCFFB dryers models. The results of dryers development produced agitators and vibrators with maximum capacity of 100 kg/process. The performance of the dryer was able to drain the sago starch as much as 35 kg for 6 hours with a fuel consumption of 70 kg of coconut shells, dryer efficiency of 4.9%, and the chemical composition of dry starch starch approaching ISO (ISO 3729:2008 ). The results of the financial analysis showed decent drier AgRoCFFB was feasible to support micro-small-scale agroindustry in Papua and West Papua .
Keywords: agitated vibro, cross flow fluidized bed, sago starch, agroindustry