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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Development and Performance Evaluation of a Sieving Machine for Poundo Yam Process Plant
by Ayodeji S. P; Olabanji O. M; Akinnuli B. O

Limited or poor food preservation techniques and capacity causes post-harvest losses of food crops and initiates the problem of food and nutritional insecurity in the country. In other to solve this problem, food crops needs to be processed into a lasting and nutritious consumable form, through the use of mechanization. In this research an easily operated and user friendly sieving machine was developed to sieve poundo yam flour in a process plant. The components parts of the machine was designed and a detailed material selection analysis was done. The cost of producing the machine was estimated to be while the capacity of the machine was derived as . The performance of the machine was evaluated by estimating the ratio of the filtrate produced by the machine to the mass of Poundo yam loaded in the machine. The nature of the filtrate produced from the machine was compared to the product loaded in the machine before sieving. The efficiency of the machine was evaluated to be . The article will assist in reduction of stress encountered in manual sieving. The waste of poundo yam flour during sieving operation will also be eliminated. The machine will achieve the production of fine particles of poundo yam.
Keywords: sieving machine, poundo yam, design analysis, development, performance evaluation, process plant.
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
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