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Flowability properties of Labisia pumila herbal powder


Etti, Christopher Joseph and Yusof, Yus Aniza and Chin, Nyuk Ling and Mohd Tahir, Suraya (2014) Flowability properties of Labisia pumila herbal powder. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, 2. pp. 120-127. ISSN 2210-7843


This paper investigates the flowability properties of Labisia pumila (L. pumila) powder. Material properties of the powder and their influence on flowability were discussed. L. pumila, a popular Malaysian herb with therapeutic and medicinal functions was compressed into tablets using a stainless steel cylindrical uniaxial die with 13 mm diameter and compaction pressures of 7 to 25 MPa. Two feed weights, 0.5 and 0.7 g were used to form tablets. Compaction strength and density increased as compaction pressure increased resulting in tablets porosity reduction. Cohesion index, flow stability and caking strength were also determined to enhance the understanding of flowability properties of the L. pumila powder.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aaspro.2014.11.018
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Labisia pumila; Flowability; Caking strength; Cohesion; Flow stability
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 02:07
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 05:37
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37690
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