Talashgaran Aria Industry and Trade Company, in cooperation with its research team, has conducted extensive research in the field of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, known as the fourth wave of the industrial revolution, is the ability to fabricate, control and use matter in nanometer dimensions. In fact, if all materials and systems arrange their substructure at the nanoscale; Then all the reactions are faster and more efficient and sustainable development is achieved. Among the many achievements of this technology is its application in the production, transmission, consumption and storage of energy with high efficiency, which creates a dramatic change in this field. Therefore, Delwa research team has produced nano products such as saffron nanoemulsion. Main members of Delwa Research Group Dr. Hamed Ahari, Dr. Seyed Amir Ali Anvar, Dr. Saralah Yari Beyk, Engineer Mehdi Rahimian, Dr. Sima Moradi and Delwa Research Center (Research and Development Group) Dr. Hamed Ahari, Dr. Seyed Amir Ali Anvar, Dr. Dr.Sara Allahyaribeik, Engineer Fereshteh Sahraei and Dr. Naghmeh Nazari.
The technique used in the project is ultrasonic homogenizer with a probe and has a high efficiency in the production of Iranian saffron nano-emulsion to reduce droplet size in a small amount. The advantages of applying ultrasonic method compared to other mechanical methods in the production of nano-emulsion are:
● Less energy
● Less emulsifiers
● More uniform emulsion with smaller droplet size
This is the first product and the important point in this methodology is that no abnormal chemicals or preservatives have been used.
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Saffron produced by the above method has a more ideal taste and smell than the macroscopic state of saffron, color and coloring properties. Compared to ordinary saffron, it has a more lasting and stable taste than ordinary ground saffron, which ultimately consumes the amount of saffron in terms of area per unit volume and saves the amount of active ingredient consumed.
Today, saffron is an export commodity of Iran’s food industry in the world, which under the name of red gold accounts for about 79% of the world’s saffron volume, while this expensive product is sold raw and has much added value. Considering that Iran is considered as the main and primary source of saffron production in the world and a large volume of this production is mass-transported to neighboring countries and packaged there and re-distributed throughout the world and on the other hand due to the depletion of energy reserves and the very high price of saffron, it is exported as red gold. So new techniques and technologies are used to reduce the consumption of raw materials and increase production efficiency in order to improve the quality of the final product. One of the main concerns of innovation is the abovementioned invention.
Advantages of using ultrasonic method compared to other mechanical methods in producing nanoemulsion include less energy consumption, less emulsifier use and also more uniform emulsion with smaller droplet size. This product is the first to be produced and the important point in this methodology is avoiding to use any chemicals or abnormal preservatives.
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To date, Delwa has been honored to receive various international awards and certificates. It has earned 2 US patents, has won a gold medal, and an honorary diploma of the European Union at the Swiss Festival of New Designs.
Delwa Team Beliefs & Values
Conducting research is a tool for empowerment and having authority is in wisdom. Education, research and capital are considered very sensitive as executive factors of the country’s development. To maintain and utilize them, we need to lay the groundwork for the development of the country. Entrepreneurship and supporting it, promoting the added value of investment is another important factor in development. In our country, the essential factors of development are not addressed properly, while I strongly believe that addressing the livelihood and paving the way to facilitate research affairs of professors and researchers in the country is vital to accomplish development.
Mr. Mehdi Rahimian, Engineer
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