• Jayanudin Chemical Engineering Department, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University indonesia
  • Rochmadi Chemical Engineering Department, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University indonesia


Objective: This research aims to determine the effect of the spray drying condition against encapsulation efficiency and characterization microcapsules of red ginger oleoresin.

Methods: Preparation of encapsulation begun with the formation of emulsions by mixing red ginger oleoresin with chitosan solution which was dissolved with acetic acid 2% (v/v). The weight ratio of chitosan with red ginger oleoresin was 1: 1, 2: 1 and 3: 1 and then stirred using a homogenizer while added 2 ml tween 80 for 10 min. The size of emulsion droplet was measured using nanoparticle analyzer (NPA). The emulsion is formed and then inserted into the feed tank of a spray dryer. Inlet temperature of the spray dryer used in the 180 °C, 190 °C and 200 °C; and the spray dryer outlet temperature was 85 °C, feed rate at 2 L/h. The microcapsules formed were then analyzed encapsulation efficiency and characterization using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).

Results: Based on the research that has been done, the smallest effective diameter of the emulsion droplets was 216.4±1.5 nm and the largest was 2109.2±46.1 nm. The value of encapsulation efficiency ranged between 83.33±0.42%-99.15±0.02%. Increasing the weight ratio of chitosan with red ginger oleoresin and increase the spray drying inlet temperature, the encapsulation efficiency is also increased. The highest encapsulation efficiency was 99.15±0.02% occurred at 200 °C of spray drying inlet temperature and the weight ratio of chitosan with red ginger oleoresin of 3:1. Morphology analysis of the surface of microcapsules using scanning electron microscope (SEM) showed that the inlet temperature of 200 °C was obtained microcapsules with smooth surfaces. The Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis results indicating the absence of new compounds is formed.

Conclusion: This research indicates that the spray drying conditions affecting the encapsulation efficiency and morphological characteristics of the red ginger oleoresin microcapsules.

Keywords: Chitosan, Encapsulation efficiency, Red ginger oleoresin, Spray drying, Surface oil, Total oil


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Jayanudin, and Rochmadi. “ENCAPSULATION OF RED GINGER OLEORESIN (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE VAR RUBRUM) WITH CHITOSAN AS WALL MATERIAL”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 9, no. 8, Aug. 2017, pp. 29-34, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i8.15632.
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