A comparative study of selected engineering properties of cashew kernels grown in Nigeria

A comparative study of selected engineering properties of cashew kernels grown in Nigeria

Author: 
Ojike, O
Publisher: 
Rural Outreach Programme (ROP)
Date published: 
2020
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Responsibility: 
Uzodinma, EO, jt. author
Journal Title: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Source: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol 20, No. 2, March 2020, pp. 15509-15522
Abstract: 

Engineering properties aid in the design and construction of equipment for post processing of cashew kernels. In this study, the engineering properties of cashew kernels from different locations were evaluated. The physical, mechanical and thermal properties of the kernels at a moisture content of 5% (wet basis) were investigated. The samples used for the study were randomly selected from four different plantation locations across two basic agro-ecological zones of Nigeria. The experiments were carried out in three replicates for each of the properties examined in any location in order to get average values. The physical properties considered were length, width, sphericity, bulk density, true density and specific gravity while the mechanical properties evaluated were porosity, angle of repose, terminal velocity, coefficient of friction, compression force, stress and deformation. The thermal properties examined were specific heat capacity and thermal conductivity. The results showed no significant difference (p

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CITATION: Ojike, O. A comparative study of selected engineering properties of cashew kernels grown in Nigeria . : Rural Outreach Programme (ROP) , 2020. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol 20, No. 2, March 2020, pp. 15509-15522 - Available at: http://library.au.int/comparative-study-selected-engineering-properties-cashew-kernels-grown-nigeria