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Kava Expresso Machine

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Title:Kava Expresso Machine
Authors:Rodriguez, Roberto
Contributors:Gautz, Loren (advisor)
Bioengineering (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:Kava (Piper methysticum Forst F.), ‘awa in the Hawaiian language, has been utilized by the people of the South Pacific Islands, in particular Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, and Samoa for thousands of years during social and ceremonial occasions to promote a state of relaxation. Kava is currently consumed as an anxiolytic by many outside of these regions. This results in a market for a means to produce kava beverages without the need for manual mixing and straining techniques. To this end, design parameters including particle size, energy for size reduction, degree of saturation, and dewatering pressure were determined experimentally. A prototype was fabricated based on these parameters using a dual impeller mixing chamber and air filtration, according to FDA and 3A sanitary standards.
Pages/Duration:57 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/31900
Rights:All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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