Agricultural Engineering

Design And Fabrication Ginger Biomass Cabinet Drying Machine Ginger Drying Machine

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Drying of crops is of great economic importance in the world over, especially in Nigeria where most of the crops and grains harvest are lost to fungal and microbial attacks. Most crops and...

68 pages (9950 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 3 days ago

Determination Of Selected Physical And Mechanical Properties Of Cocoa Pod

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Selected physical properties of cocoa pod (Amazonian cocoa) such as cocoa pod length, width, thickness, volume, surface area, and roundness, angle of repose, weight, bulk density and...

62 pages (11416 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 3 days ago

Development Of A Solar Fish Dryer With A Concentrating Collector

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Solar fish dryer with a concentrating collector was successfully developed and tested in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State (latitude of 5929¢N) from Nov. 13 to...

45 pages (8031 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 17 days ago

Development And Preliminary Testing Of A Ginger Peeling Machine

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Peeling is one of the essential unit operations in processing ginger. Manual peeling is inefficient and it is associated with drudgery, hence, a motorized ginger peeling machine (GPM) was...

61 pages (9547 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Design Of Water Supply Pipeline Network (A Case Study Of Ibagwa-Ani Community)

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Water supply pipeline network was design for Ibagwa-ani community in Nsukka local government area Df Enugu State. This design was done to help in providing or making water easily available...

54 pages (11456 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Modeling And Optimization Of Performance Parameters For The Chipping Process Of A Cocoyam Chipping Machine

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Mathematical models for predicting the performance of cocoyam chipping machine were developed by dimensional analysis using the concept of Buckingham's Pi theorem. The models were...

128 pages (23894 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Evaluation Of The Effects Of Different Drying Methods On The Nutrient Content Of Unripe Plantain

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This study was carried out to determine the effects of various drying methods on unripe plantain and its drying kinetics. The effects of commonly used drying methods which are sun,...

58 pages (11712 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Development Of An Indirect Natural Convective Dryer Integrated With Or Without A Biomass Gasifier As A Supplementary Heat Source

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An indirect type solar dryer integrated with a sawdust stove that can be used for drying agricultural products was designed, constructed and evaluated. The research was aimed at enabling...

92 pages (12679 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Production Of Biodiesel From Avocado Seed Oil

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 Due to the rate at which the non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuel are depleting worldwide and the attendant negative environmental impacts from its usage, Nigeria has...

53 pages (8995 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

A Simplified Model Predicting The Drying Rates Of Cassava

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 Fresh cassava (Manihot Spp.) roots were obtained and used in this study. They were peeled and diced into cubes of size thickness of 5 and 10mm. The cubes were dried in thin layers in...

65 pages (8515 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Design, Fabrication And Performance Evaluation Of A Bambara Decorticating Machine

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This work focused on the design and fabrication of a groundnut shelling and separating machine electrically powered by a hip motor. The machine has the capacity of shelling 400kg of...

66 pages (12423 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Design And Development Of Palm Fruit Harvester

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Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is a tree without branches but with many wide leaves at its top. It has become the world's number one fruit crop because of its unparalleled productivity. One...

66 pages (12423 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Effects Of Tillage Methods On The Growth And Yield Of Ugu (Teifairia Occidentalis) And Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus).

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This experiment was carried out to study the effect of tillage on the growth and yield of ugu (telfairia occidentalis,) and Okra (abelmoschus escu!entus). The various tillage operations...

109 pages (15545 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Construction And Evaluation Of Class A Evaporation Pan For Micheal Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike

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The purpose of this project is to construct and evaluate the class A pan designed for the university and compare the evaporation rate with the pan in National Root and Crop Research...

66 pages (12423 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Soil Moisture Balance Studies For Sandy Loam Soil In Umudike, Nigeria

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This project work was conducted to determine the soil moisture balance of a sandy loam soil in Umudikc using existing related model, from the month of June to August. The specific...

65 pages (10899 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Climate Variability In Southern Nigeria: An Analysis Of Rainfall Trends And Patterns

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Rainfall is very important for the economic growth and development of any nation; hence there is dire need to study the annual trends. This study examined the trends and patterns in the...

63 pages (8228 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Development And Evaluation Of Charcoal Oven Dryer With Manual Blower

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A charcoal dryer was developed with a manual blower and used to dry fish and okra on two trays. 570g of sliced and whole okra and 1.610kg of sliced and whole fish. The sliced was reduced...

47 pages (6918 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Design Installation And Performance Evaluation Of Subsurface Drip Irrigation System

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Drip irrigation is a recent development in irrigation methods and is unique for its high efficiency. In this study, a subsurface drip irrigation system was designed and fabricated for...

91 pages (13526 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Development Of A Small Scale Charcoal Heated Chicken Eggs Incubator

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The Design and Fabrication DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL SCALE CHARCOAL I-IEATED CHICKEN EGGS INCUBATOR is specifically for incubating and hatching of eggs for food consumption and different...

55 pages (9821 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Determination Of Soil Erodibility Indices In Olokoro Farm Land

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The problem of, soil erosion, especially in the south-eastern part of Nigeria, is enormous. This problem is affecting the development because infrastructures such as houses, roads and many...

51 pages (9217 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Determination Of Some Engineering Properties O Soil In Some Selected Area In Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture Umudike.

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 A research was conducted in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike to determine some engineering properties of soil in its activity areas. The engineering properties of...

42 pages (5338 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Design And Development Of A Portable Water Quality Monitoring Device

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Water is one of the most important and basic natural resources and it is essential to sustain life, and it is satisfactory (adequate, safe and accessible) supply must be available to all....

46 pages (7833 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Development And Performance Evaluation Of Solar Water Still

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Solar still is a device which allows using the heat of the Sun to evaporate brackish water an condense fresh water for drinking and other industrial use. This work presents the analysis of...

48 pages (7873 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Development Of A Pedal Operated Breadfruit Dehulling Machine

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Breadfruit (Treculia Africana) or simply breadnut is very important both as food and as a potential source of oil. The economic importance of this tropical seed on domestic and commercial...

57 pages (8379 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Impact Of Various Tillage Systems On Temporal Distribution Of Soil Physical Properties

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This research work focus on the impact of various tillage systems on temporal distribution of soil physical properties in Umudike, Nigeria. Field experiments were conducted using four...

57 pages (9852 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago
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