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Cereal fractionation INRA
Access conditions open to external use  +
Access conditions further comments in some case could be accessible to formal partners such as industrial staff, SME staff, and academia staff with a collaboration agreement  +
Address bât 37 2 place Pierre Viala 34060 Montpellier cedex 02  +
Application examples - In the framework of the FP6 IP HEALTHGR - In the framework of the FP6 IP HEALTHGRAIN, a new technology of wheat bran fractionation to yield healthy food ingredients has been developed. The process is based on dry ultrafine grinding combined with electrostatic separation. Antioxidant-rich aleurone fraction can be thus concentrated. - Legume-wheat pasta have been designed in order to enhance their nutritional qualities. The changes in pasta structure observed at different scales have been put in relation with their nutritionnal properties and notably the glycemic and insulinemic index. (Pastaleg ANR Project in 2006-2009 and Regional project 2010-2012) - Process engineering approach is conducted to investigate the agglomeration process of reactive powders, as applied for couscous grain technology. The ANR Reactive-Powder project (2009-2013) allows evaluating NIR sensors and energy consumption approaches to in situ control the process efficiency. to in situ control the process efficiency.
Application fields - Cereals (wheat, durum…etc) - plant materials - lignocellulosic materials (straw…)
Author Hte inra  +
Certification Research-related quality assurance procedures are used to guarantee: (i) accuracy of measurable results, by reinforcing metrology and validation of methods; (ii) traceability of research. +
Contact person Claire Mayer +
Country France  +
Description The platform is dedicated to agri-resource The platform is dedicated to agri-resources processing including cereals processing. A large set of both traditional and innovative food processing equipment, covering a wide range of unit operations, is available. Most of them are instrumented to understand the processes. The devices are organized in 2 sub-areas, namely: Dry fractionation area : - A traditional durum mill at pilot scale (flow rate : approximately 150 kg per hour) - Instrumented grinders of different sizes and different mechanical solicitations. - Cryogenic grinding module - Separation processes based on size, density or electrostatic properties of particles Secondary processing area : - Pasta making lines at different scales (with unit operation of mixing, extrusion and, drying) - Asian noddle processing - Agglomeration processes - Test chamber for thermal treatment combining steam under pressure and microwave. - Shaping processes for biomaterials packaging A laboratory of physical and mechanical powder characterizations is linked to the platform. Additionally, in-house tools are developed to understand grinding properties during a fractionation step. ng properties during a fractionation step.
Infrastructure class Mini plants  +
Institute company INRA - IATE +
Key words Dry fractionation + , Cereals processing technology + , Pasta + , Wheat + , Durum + , Process engineering + , Mill + , Dehusking + , Grind + , Sieve +
Languages English  + , French  +
Latest version 2 April 2013  +
Manufacturer Various +
Model Various +
Possibilities and limits It’s possible to make a lot of different unit operations on the platform. Flow and duration of the operation depends on the equipment used.
Technical help staff is available that can help to use this infrastructure  +
Technical help further comments Specific staff is dedicated to the platform, they make service delivery and when a convention agreement exist they could help the partner to use the equipments.  +
Title Technical platform for agri-resources processing  +
Training Specific training is necessary to use this infrastructure  + , Training is provided by the managers of the infrastructure  +
Training further comments When a convention agreement exist, the use of the infrastructure is possible only after training by the staff of the platform.  +
Weblink Http://umr-iate.cirad.fr/en/equipments/agro-resources-fractionation +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 26 December 2012 13:06:50  +
Categories Infrastructure Identification  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2 April 2013 14:53:19  +
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