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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Modification and performance evaluation of manually operated groundnut decorticator

Author(s):
Reshma Kadlag, Pranav Pawase, Jagdish Khurdal and Narayan Gatkal
Abstract:
The groundnut is one of the major products across the fertile lands of India. But the major problems faced during agriculture are at the stage of processing the products due lack of machines and technologies. Presently, groundnut is decorticated by manually operated groundnut decorticator which consumes more time and less effective. The blower/fan was design and developed to eliminate the limitations in existing groundnut decorticator and to reduce the time consumption for winnowing operation of decorticated groundnut. The Developed groundnut decorticator was tested in laboratory in terms of decorticating capacity, percentage of broken kernel and un-decorticated or partially decorticated kernels, total grain loss, decorticating efficiency and cleaning efficiency. The decorticating capacity of the modified groundnut decorticator was observed in the range of 50.12-53.75 kg/h. The percentage of broken grain and undecorticated or partially decorticated grain in modified decorticator was observed in the range of 13.95-14.80, 0.83-0.91 per cent respectively. The decorticating efficiency and cleaning efficiency of modified groundnut decorticator were observed in the range of 99.11-99.20 and 71.62-77.34 per cent respectively. The total grain loss of modified groundnut decorticated was observed in the range of 19.44-23.56 per cent.
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How to cite this article:
Reshma Kadlag, Pranav Pawase, Jagdish Khurdal, Narayan Gatkal. Modification and performance evaluation of manually operated groundnut decorticator. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):36-41.

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