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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1792-1804
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.211


Effect of Moisture and Machine Parameters on De-husking Efficiency of Kodo Millet
Parv Nayak1*, A.K. Gupta2, Preeti Jain2 and Sheela Pandey2
1Department of Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering, CAET,Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, 751003, Odisha, India
2Department of Post-Harvest Process and Food Engineering,College of Agricultural Engineering, JNKVV, Jabalpur, 482004, (M .P), India
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Abstract:

Studies on engineering properties of variety JK 41 Kodo (Paspalum scrobiculatum L.) was conduct at 12 and 14 % moisture content wet basis (w.b). The average length, width, thickness, size and sphericity of Kodo millet at 12% moisture content (w.b) were 2.69 mm, 2.02 mm, 1.31 mm, 1.92 mm and 71.68 % respectively. However, the average values of length, width, thickness, size and sphericity of Kodo millet at 14% moisture content (w.b) were 2.80 mm, 2.39 mm, 1.39 mm, 2.09 mm, and 74.76% respectively. It was observed that the bulk density of Kodo millet decreased with increase in moisture content. The average value of bulk density of Kodo millet at 12% and 14% moisture content were 957.23 and 954.81 kg/m3, respectively (Balasubramanian and Vishwanathan, 2010) also observed that the bulk density of millets decreased linearly with increment the moisture content. The average value of angle of repose for the Kodo millet increased from 26.23⁰ to 26.50⁰ with increment in moisture content (w.b.) from 12% and 14% (Sirsat and Patel, 2008; Balasubramanian and Vishwanathan, 2010) also observed the increment in angle of repose of Kodo millet with increment in moisture content. The Kodo millet de-husker composed of three basic units i.e. feeding unit, de-husking unit and discharge unit. The maximum de-husking efficiency of 75.29% and 72.51% for pretreated Kodo millet at 14% moisture content (w.b.) with 1.5 mm and 2.00 mm clearance between the abrasive surfaces, was obtained at 380 rpm respectively at the feed rate of 12 kg/hr. Cost of de-husking per kilogram of Kodo millet was Rs. 5.60.


Keywords: Millet, Kodo, De-husker, Efficiency
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Parv Nayak, A.K. Gupta, Preeti Jain and Sheela Pandey. 2019. Effect of Moisture and Machine Parameters on De-husking Efficiency of Kodo Millet.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1792-1804. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.211