Determination of Physical Properties of Afzelia Africana Seeds

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Selected physical properties of Afzelia africana seeds were determined at four moisture levels: 10.60%, 12.80%, 15.20% and 18.40% wet basis (w.b). The seeds were categorized in three batches according to their weights: Batch I (2g Batch III (3.99spectively. Arithmetic and geometric mean diameters, sphericity and projected area ranged from 13.5700.43-15.8230.41mm, 12.2450.33-14.4300.39mm, 57.800.07-75.600.03% and 186.21828.42-256.03712.98mm respectively. Unit mass, unit volume, aspect ratio and surface area ranged from 2.5450.23g-4.5150.09g, 7.8970.89-12.7951.03cm , 49.2465.37-51.5191.97% and 467.28525.72-657.73435.59mm². Porosity, true and bulk densities ranged from 41.85110.57-45.8247.72%, 0.6560.28-1.0900.30g/cm  and 0.3050.08-0.4310.18g/cm respectively. The highest mean value of coefficient of static friction (0.460.07) was recorded for iron steel structural surface for batch III, batches I and II recorded the lowest (0.32±0.04) for plywood surface.The highest mean value of angle of repose (32.1388 ) was recorded for plywood surface for batch I while the lowest 25.3569  was recorded for batch II on iron steel surface among the three batches.


Keywords: Physical properties, Afzelia africana seeds, moisture content

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APA

Igwillo, U. (2021). Determination of Physical Properties of Afzelia Africana Seeds. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-physical-properties-of-afzelia-africana-seeds

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Igwillo, Ugochukwu "Determination of Physical Properties of Afzelia Africana Seeds" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Nov. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-physical-properties-of-afzelia-africana-seeds. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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Igwillo, Ugochukwu . "Determination of Physical Properties of Afzelia Africana Seeds". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Nov. 2021. Web. 28 Nov. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-physical-properties-of-afzelia-africana-seeds >.

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Igwillo, Ugochukwu . "Determination of Physical Properties of Afzelia Africana Seeds" Afribary (2021). Accessed November 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/determination-of-physical-properties-of-afzelia-africana-seeds