Specific Mechanical Energy (SME) in Thermoplastic Starch Production: Factors Affecting SME and its Implications

Extrusion-cooking is a widely used technique for processing plant starch into thermoplastic starch (TPS). The specific mechanical energy (SME) consumption is a significant factor in determining the amount of energy required to obtain a product mass unit using this technique. The SME is the energy required per unit mass of the processed material and is […]

Process Stability Evaluation and Optimization for Thermoplastic Starch Production Using a Modified Extruder

The evaluation of process stability was carried out by Mitrus. Temperature changes in each extruder section were recorded in the processing of all materials with different process parameters. The stability of temperature behavior of the final product immediately after it had left the extruder die was also studied. Temperatures in the cylinder were measured using […]