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Cassava peeling machine [video]

Cassava peeling machine [video]

Precoppe, Marcelo ORCID: 0000-0002-7937-5782 (2023) Cassava peeling machine [video]. [Video] (Unpublished)

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Cassava is a tropical root with strategic importance to sub-Saharan Africa, as it is the main source of calories for a large proportion of its population. Processing cassava into flour plays a key role in extending its shelf life. Peeling is the very first step in cassava processing. The cassava peel is composed of two layers, an outer corky layer and underneath that, a layer called the cortex. For all cassava products other than starch, both layers need to be removed. Available machines for cassava peeling are not able to completely remove the peel without wasting useful parts of the root. We have therefore developed a peeling machine that uses rotating brushes, delivering minimum peel retention and minimum material losses.

Item Type: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: cassava peeling
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
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 15:28

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