Parameters Optimization in Manufacturing Nanopowder Bioceramics of Eggshell with Pulverisette 6 Machine using Taguchi and ANOVA Method (TECHNICAL NOTE)


1 Mechanical Engineering Department, Bengkulu University, Indonesia

2 Mechanical Engineering Department, Andalas University, Indonesia

3 Mechanical Engineering Department, Prof. Dr. Hazairin, SH University, Indonesia


This research is about manufacture nanopowder Bioceramics from local materials used Ball Milling for biomedical applications. Source materials for the manufacture of medicines are plants, animal tissues, microbial structures and engineering biomaterial. The form of raw material medicines is a powder before mixed. In the case of medicines, research is to find sources of biomedical materials that will be in the nanoscale powders can be used as raw material for medicine. One of the biomedical materials that can be used as raw material for medicine is of the type of bioceramics is chicken egg shells. This research will develop methods for manufacture nanopowder material from chicken egg shells with Ball Milling using the Taguchi method and ANOVA. Eggshell milled using a variation of Milling rate on 150, 200 and 250 rpm, the time variation of 1, 2 and 3 hours and variations the grinding balls to egg shell powder weight ratio 1: 6, 1: 8, 1: 10. Before milled with Ball Milling crushed eggshells in advance and calcinate to a temperature of 900oC. After the milled material characterization of the fine powder of eggshell using SEM to see its size. The result of this research from analyzing the parameter contribution process to size measure of chicken's eggshell powder. Milling speed, milling time and ball to powder weight of ratio have contribution successively equal to 60.82%, 30.76% and 6.64% by error equal to 1.78%.