Design, Fabrication and Performance Test of an Indigenous Fruit Juice Homogenizer
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2015 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2015|
|Authors : J. C. Edeh, O.Oduma, D.C Nnadi
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V26P227|
J. C. Edeh, O.Oduma, D.C Nnadi"Design, Fabrication and Performance Test of an Indigenous Fruit Juice Homogenizer", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V26(3),158-163 August 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
A local fruit juice homogenizer which will be affordable, easy to maintain and simple to operateby small scale/local juice processors was designed and fabricated with locally available materials.The fabrication was based on the laid down engineering standard and procedures in machine design and fabrication, such as proper design specifications, proper alignment of parts, strength of materials, force application and adequate power of stirring operation. The machine test showed that the homogeneity of the juice was achieved between 6-10 minutes of its operation; at this period, the total soluble solid contents of the mixed juice was at uniform state with asteady value of 14.22 oBrix and a uniform total acidity and PH values of 71% and 4.03 respectively were steadily achieved, which showed good performance. The homogenizer is portable,simple, and easy to maintain; and can relief the difficulties encountered by juice processors in rural areas if properly managed and/or maintained.
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Fabrication, fruit juice, homogenizer, homogeneity, and small scale/local processors.