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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2195-2201
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.256


Performance Evaluation of Power Operated Medicinal Nut Sheller for Ritha Nuts (Sapindus mukorossi)
R.A. Bangale, Anamika Jha, P.A. Turbatmath and R.V. Sanglikar
Dr. A. S. College of Agril. Engineering, Mahatma PhuleKrishiVidyapeeth, Rahuri Dist- Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract:

The shelling of medicinal nuts to obtain clean seed as well as outer shell for further processing is one of the most tedious operations. Presently shelling of medicinal nuts like Ritha, Hirada, Behada etc. is done manually by using hammer or stone, also some research has been done on handle operated shelling machines. Performance evaluation of the power operated medicinal nut sheller was conducted for Ritha nuts (Sapindus mukorossi) to obtain the capacity of machine, percentage of shelling of nuts and percentage of broken seeds. Results of the performance evaluation results for ritha nuts showed that the moisture content has a significant effect on each parameter and percentage of broken seeds at 5 per cent level of significance. The shelling capacity of developed machine for ritha nuts was observed to decrease as moisture content of nuts increased, and the average capacities were found to be 200.93, 174.15 and 143.24 kgh-1 at 6.4, 8.67 and 11.23 % content (w.b) respectively. The shelling efficiency was found to decrease as the moisture content of nuts increased and the average shelling efficiencies were found to be86.25, 81.75 and 78.47 per cent at 6.4, 8.67 and 11.23 % moisture content (w.b) respectively. The quantity of damaged seed was observed to decrease as the moisture content of nuts increased and the average of damaged seeds were 14.32, 6.69 and 5.76 per cent at 6.4, 8.67 and 11.23 % moisture content (w.b) respectively.


Keywords: Ritha, Sapindus mukorossi, Nut sheller, Shelling efficiency, Shear
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Bangale, R.A., Anamika Jha, P.A. Turbatmath and Sanglikar, R.V. 2018. Performance Evaluation of Power Operated Medicinal Nut Sheller for Ritha Nuts (Sapindus mukorossi).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2195-2201. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.256