over 6 years ago by rahma
Which problem are you trying to solve?
The problem that I try to resolve is the difficulty of primitive and inefficient distillers of aromatic herbs and plants
used in Tunisia as a remedy in food and medical issues
How are you going to solve the problem?
To solve the designed problem, I try to replace the old mechanism by a new one more sophisticated based on Fuzzy Logic
What is the impact of your project?
To obtain essential oils and aromatic waters from plants and herbs with high quality, we offer a great service to health
field, food aromas and biological consumption.
How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?
The project can be manufactured in the OpenLab by offering the system control based on a microcontroller or a computer
and making electrical heat resistance and condensing unit to link the whole.
Describe your project in detail
Tunisia is a country well-known by distillation of aromatic plants like Citrus, Thyme, Rosa Canina, Wild Rose,... to
obtain aromatic waters or/and essential oils used in food and medicine preparation needs. Until now, distillation
process is a manual hard work, requiring time, accuracy, continuous supervision, mechanical and electrical energies...
To solve these painful problems, an intelligent system is proposed to put work self-acting, to improve precision and
product quality, and to reduce distinctly energies consumption. The novel distiller has the capability to treat all
types of herbs. It is composed of three principle parts :The first part is an intelligent closed-loop for an electrical
heater to reach desired value of temperature for the water boiling in a special conic flask placed above the heater. The
conic flask is divided into two floors, the bottom floor is reserved to water, and the top one is occupied by one kind
of aromatic herbs. The second part is an other intelligent closed-loop applied to a condensing unit to cool the water
vapour and to prevent temperature increasing in the output tube. The third part is the collecting flask where aromatic
water stayed down and essential oil remains at the top, a nanoseparation is introduced in this flask to separate
properly the oil to water.