Development and testing of a milled Shea nut mixer

Citation
Jo. Olaoye et Oo. Babatunde, Development and testing of a milled Shea nut mixer, J FD SCI M, 38(5), 2001, pp. 471-475
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Food Science/Nutrition
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE
ISSN journal
0022-1155 → ACNP
Volume
38
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
471 - 475
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-1155(200109/10)38:5<471:DATOAM>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
A manually powered beater type mixer was designed, constructed and tested. The mixer was constructed to effectively mix milled shea nut with little ef fort and at minimal initial capital. It has a conical shape located located inside a hemispherical mixing bowl. It has an output capacity of 120 kg/h and the capacity of the mixing bowl at full load is 20 kg. The product obta ined from the mixer was compared with the product from the traditional meth od. The results of the comparative economics of milled shea mixer indicated that the cost of mixing one tonne of milled shea nuts using the mechanical mixer costs about $ 2.2 (N 220) as compared to $ 6.5 (N 650) for manual mi xing. Hence, the high cost requirement of mixing milled shea nut through tr aditional method and the high tabour requirement were considerably reduced.