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Ngozi-Olehi, L. C.,

By Okoronkwo C. A and Nwufo O. C

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ABSTRACT: Oil palm is now accepted as one of the most important oil-producing crops in the world. The bid to ensure efficient and quality production has resulted in the invention of machines that have greatly reduced human labour in the production process. Separation of cracked mixture to recover the kernels is one of the most important activities in Palm Kernel oil (PKO) production process. Research has led to the invention of the clay-bath and hydro-cyclones for the recovery of kernels from the cracked mixture. However, these machines are very costly to install and operate and as well require skilled labour. This research work is intended to examine these innovations and recommend suitable adaptations of these machines for use by the small scale mill operators who cannot afford the modern machines and the technical know-how needed to operate them. The clay-bath has been recommended for local mill operators for cracked mixture separation due to its ease of use and scalability

Topics: KEY WORD, adaptability, clay bath, hydro-cyclones, palm-nut
Year: 2014
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