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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science

Management and Operation Practices of Philmech's Fluidized Bed Dryer: Examining the Challenges, Efficiency, and Impact on Beneficiaries

( Vol-9,Issue-12,December 2023 )

Author(s): Jerelyn P. Sarmiento, Angela Lea DR. Ramirez, Angeli Mae DR. Miguel, Arianne DC. Tonido, Quennie Q. Sayson, Jocelyn B. Cruz

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ijaems crossref doiDOI: 10.22161/ijaems.912.11


Challenges, Fluidized Bed Dryer, Impact on Beneficiaries, Management, Operational Practices


This descriptive research explores the management and operation practices of PHilMech’s Fluidized Bed Dryer as to challenges, efficiency and impact on its beneficiaries. The findings of the study reveal that the respondents adhere to prescribed guidelines for the administration and operation of the PHilMech Fluidized Bed Dryer, employing explicit, written, easily understood, and enforceable operational policies and procedures. Most of them have assimilated the knowledge acquired through several training programs, as new competencies need to be developed among farmers, particularly those who are introducing machinery. This will enable them to optimize the economic benefits derived from their equipment. There are ongoing challenges in the operation and management of the system that must be resolved to prevent future issues and ensure the system's continued functionality. Furthermore, it is imperative to implement mechanized drying technologies to mitigate postharvest losses and alleviate the labor-intensive and monotonous nature of the drying process. Extensive research has demonstrated the effectiveness and beneficial outcomes of utilizing the fluidized bed drying system, including a reduced drying period for a harvested rice paddy, decreased operating and labor expenses, and a diminished reliance on the laborious and labor-intensive sun drying method.

Article Info:

Received: 03 Nov 2023; Received in revised form: 06 Dec 2023; Accepted: 18 Dec 2023; Available online: 28 Dec 2023

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