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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1708-1710
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.206


Performance Characteristics of a Manually Operated Tamarind Briquetting Machine
Geetesh Sinha* and S. Patel  
1Department of Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur 492 012, Chhattisgarh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present research was intended to evaluate the performance of tamarind briquetting machine. The machine was tested with tamarind pulp by alternating its moisture content. The test results indicated a satisfactory working of the prototype and fulfilling the objectives of the study. The average density of briquettes varied from 0.94 to 1.05 g/cm3. The average pressure applied by the male and female operators was found to be 26.02 kPa and 23.38 kPa, respectively. It was possible to obtain a final density (1.05 g/cm3) of briquette at a constant pressure of 24.76 kPa at each stroke. During testing it is also noticed that both the male and female operators can perform the job efficiently through this machine under similar working condition. It was also observed that the tamarind pulp, having moisture content 19.8 to 27.5% (wb) was suitable for briquetting.


Keywords: Tamarind Briquetting machine, Pulp, Moisture
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Geetesh Sinha and Patel, S. 2018. Performance Characteristics of a Manually Operated Tamarind Briquetting Machine.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1708-1710. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.206