Ultrafiltration of Tunisian Cactus Juice for Industrial UseHoussem Eddine Ben Messaoud* and Jamel Mejri
Higher School of Agricultural Equipment Engineers in Medjez el Bab, Tunisia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Houssem Eddine Ben Messaoud
Higher School of Agricultural Equipment Engineers
Medjez el Bab, Tunisia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 11, 2017; Accepted date: May 17, 2017; Published date: May 24, 2017
Citation: Messaoud HEB, Mejri J (2017) Ultrafiltration of Tunisian Cactus Juice for Industrial Use. Adv Crop Sci Tech 5:287. doi:10.4172/2329-8863.1000287
Copyright: © 2017 Messaoud HEB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper aims to contribute to the optimization of a membrane base process for the clarification, the concentration and preservation of Cactus cladodes juice for an industrial use. The performance of the membranebased process was evaluated on the basis of the quality of products and its effect when used in water treatment. First, a study of the different parameter was conducted when processing the ultrafiltration, water activity and bioflocculant activity were measured to to validate our work Yield obtained when treating water in cactus juice ultrafiltred with a 300 kDa membrane module are between 40 and 47%, and between 90 and 96% for those treated with 0.1 µm membrane.