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Development and Performance Evaluation of a Maize Roaster
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages: 161-164
Received: Sep. 2, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 17, 2014; Published: Oct. 10, 2014
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Ilori Titus Adeyinka, Dept. of Agric. Engineering Programme, Federal College of Agric, Ibadan
Raji Abuduganiyu Olayinka, Dept. of Agric. and Environmental Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Adejumo Akinfoye Oyime, Dept. of Agric. Engineering Programme, Federal College of Agric, Ibadan
Kilanko Oluwaseun, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Ota
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The economic situation in most developing countries have left farmers and processors operating at small scale, hence the use of automated and electric power driven equipment is limited to the few large scale processors. A maize roaster with treadle drive blower was developed, by calculating to specification each machine element, using locally sourced materials and various fabrication techniques. The maize roaster was evaluated for performance by recording time of maize roasting on four charcoal tray with different partner of air flow duct using completely randomize design and Duncan multiple range test. The result of evaluation showed that tray with semicircular pipe shape air flow duct is the most efficient and effective since it has mean time of roasting of 499.83 seconds compare with tray with direct faced shape air flow duct that has mean time of 536.75 seconds, tray with double cone shape air flow duct with mean 553.08 seconds and tray with single cone shape air flow duct which has mean of 694.58 seconds in accordance with Duncan multiple range test as efficiency increases with decrease in mean separation.
Maize Roaster, Charcoal Tray, Time of Roasting, Air Flow Duct
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Ilori Titus Adeyinka, Raji Abuduganiyu Olayinka, Adejumo Akinfoye Oyime, Kilanko Oluwaseun, Development and Performance Evaluation of a Maize Roaster, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 161-164. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20140205.19
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