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Design And Performance Evaluation Of A Double Barrel Soya Bean Toasting Machine

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 11)

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Page : 262-271

Keywords : Key words Double barrel; Processing; Soya bean; Toasting; Temperature;

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Abstract The need to process grains into finished and packaged by-product is a method of food storage and a means of enhancing shelf life of biomaterials. The coatings of grains need to be removed most times in order to facilitate processing. Some grains require cold de-coating while some require heat application in order to facilitate the de-coating process. This is very necessary in industrial extraction of soya oil or soya bean conversion to flour. In order to achieve high productivity in dry soya bean de-coating a double barrel soya bean toaster was conceptualized designed fabricated and tested under various loads ranging from 5kg-50kg with increments of 5kg. Soya bean of initial moisture content 12.25 db was used as load. The toasting time temperature rate discharge times and moisture content were monitored data collected and analyzed. The toasting time ranged from 4 - 37minutes while toasting temperature ranged from 600- 900C and the average final moisture content ranged from 9.173 db - 10.278 db. The average toasting rate was between 68.34 - 116.4 kghr. It is expected that this machine would meet the needs of small and medium scale enterprises in a developing country like Nigeria.

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