Journal ID : AMA-05-08-2021-10504
[This article belongs to Volume - 50, Issue - 02]
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Title : Development and testing of a coconut dehusking machine

Abstract :

Nigeria is known for its annual production of over 265,000 tonnes / year of palm. Palm dehulling has been done manually using machete. Due to the difficulties involved in manual palm dehulling, it is necessary to mechanize the work by developing an indigenous palm shell peeling machine. This machine consists of spikes, chain drive, gears, electric motors, bearings, shafts, reduction gears and sprockets. The machines performed best with local varieties of palm with an average water content of 5.08% (db), giving average mechanical capacity and percentage throughput of 175 coconuts / h and 84%, respectively.

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