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Feeding system for cassava pneumatic drying

Feeding system for cassava pneumatic drying

Precoppe, Marcelo ORCID: 0000-0002-7937-5782 (2020) Feeding system for cassava pneumatic drying. Manual. Natural Resources Insitute, University of Greenwich, London, University of Greenwich.

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In a dryer, a feeding system is the devices that introduce material into the equipment at a controlled, specified rate. Feeding systems have two main components, a hopper, also known as bin, and a feeder. The hopper has the function to store the material, temporarily, before being discharged. The feeder has the function to control the discharge rate. For pneumatic dryers, feeding systems have some specificities. The feeding rate should be continuous and very uniform, plus the material should be added to the airstream in a free-flowing form, without lumps. For this reason, the hopper of a feeding system for pneumatic dryer should be designed in a way where no arcing, also known as bridging, ratholing or any other kind of material stagnation, also known as dead zones, occurs.

Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
Additional Information: Precoppe, M. Construction guide of a small-scale pneumatic dryer to process cassava. CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). RTB Working Paper. Available online at
Uncontrolled Keywords: screw feeder
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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