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.
NDUBUISI, S (2019). Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine. Afribary.com: Retrieved February 22, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/development-of-a-pedal-operated-breadfruit-dehulling-machine
STANLEY, NDUBUISI. "Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 03 Mar. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/development-of-a-pedal-operated-breadfruit-dehulling-machine . Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.
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STANLEY, NDUBUISI. "Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed February 22, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/development-of-a-pedal-operated-breadfruit-dehulling-machine