EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON THE SEPARATION PROCESS OF SEEDS AND PULP, FROM THE FRUITS OF SEA BUCKTHORN
CERCETARI EXPERIMENTALE ASUPRA PROCESULUI DE SEPARARE A SEMINTELOR ŞI A PULPEI, DIN FRUCTELE DE CATINĂ
In the last period, a sector that has seen an important development in fruit growing is the one dedicated to sea buckthorn crops, respectively the technologies for the valorisation of fruits and food by-products deriving from the technological processes dedicated to these fruits with high human and animal nutritional value. In this paper, the aim is to present the results obtained by implementing innovative technologies for the integrated management of works in agricultural farms, vineyards and orchards, particularly intended for the cultivation of sea buckthorn, through which were tracked the technological parameters achieved by an equipment for the separation of sea buckthorn seeds from the pulp of the fruit, respectively the distribution of the separation fractions from the raw material depending on the working regime (the rotation frequencies of the functional systems) and the sizes of the holes of the separation sieve as well as the energy indices of the equipment. From the analysis of the obtained results, it was concluded that, in order to increase the performance of the experimental equipment, the site sections must include a wider range of hole sizes, it should be equipped with a brush system for their cleaning and improve the box system for collecting the material separated on fractions in order to reduce losses.
Abstract in Romanian