Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine

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ABSTRACT

Breadfruit (Treculia Africana) or simply breadnut is very important  both as food and as a potential source of oil. The economic  importance of this tropical seed on domestic and commercial basis  has necessitated the development of a pedal breadfruit dehuller, that  would reduce the Cost of maintaining and purchasing motorized dehuller, Solve the problem of fuel scarcity, inadequate electricity supply . In the engineering design of this machine, the action zone consisted  essentially of two disk; one adjustable and the other stationary. however The machine which is operated manually through human power of 89.48  Watt ,has a dehulling efficiency of 60% , 55% and 53%  at  6.5%,8.5% and 10.5% moisture content  respectively at (dry basis ) .The machine capacity was recorded as 37.5kg/h ,9.3kg/h and 4.16kg/h at 66.3 rpm, 56.7rpm and 37.5 rpm. This shows that efficiency increases with decrease in moisture content and capacity increases with increase in speed with 1% breakage. The total cost of the machine is 65,950 Naira.



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APA

STANLEY, N. (2019). Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/development-of-a-pedal-operated-breadfruit-dehulling-machine

MLA 8th

STANLEY, NDUBUISI "Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Mar. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/development-of-a-pedal-operated-breadfruit-dehulling-machine. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

STANLEY, NDUBUISI . "Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Mar. 2019. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/development-of-a-pedal-operated-breadfruit-dehulling-machine >.

Chicago

STANLEY, NDUBUISI . "Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine" Afribary (2019). Accessed August 10, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/development-of-a-pedal-operated-breadfruit-dehulling-machine