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dc.contributor.authorNthoyiwa, A.
dc.contributor.authorHesse, H.
dc.contributor.authorMakutu, L.
dc.contributor.authorMahungu, N.M.
dc.contributor.authorMkumbira, J.
dc.contributor.authorMhone, A.
dc.contributor.authorMoyo, C.
dc.contributor.authorSandifolo, V.
dc.contributor.authorJumbo, S.
dc.identifier.citationNthoyiwa, A., Hesse, H., Makutu, L., Mahungu, N., Mkumbira, J., Mhone, A., ... & Jumbo, S. (2010). Fabrication and testing of the pulverizer for starch extraction from cassava in Malawi. In: Proceedings of 10th ISTRC-AB symposium in Mozambique: root and tuber crops for poverty alleviation through science and technology for sustainable development, 8-12 October, Maputo, (p. 450-453).
dc.description.abstractA cassava pulverizer was fabricated and tested for starch extraction from cassava at Masinda Cassava Starch Cooperative Society in Malawi. When tested, the pulverizer increased the starch extraction percentage from cassava by 16.9% as compared to grating only and it showed that these results were significantly different (P<0.05) from the starch extraction from grating only. Given the current starch extraction rate of 18%, a 16.9% increase in the rate when the pulverizer is used represents a three percentage point increase in the extraction rate. Thus, when the pulverizer is used, the starch extraction rate can potentially be as high as 21%. Although, the pulverizer used an extra power of 3.5 horse power, it was economically to incorporate a pulverizer in starch extraction.
dc.publisherInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
dc.subjectCassava Starch
dc.titleFabrication and testing of the pulverizer for starch extraction from cassava in Malawi
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.contributor.affiliationEngineers Wtthout Borders, Canada
cg.contributor.affiliationC TO C Engeering and Foundary, Malawi
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Africa
cg.creator.identifierNzola Mahungu: 0000-0002-3781-0838
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.iitasubjectPlant Production
cg.howpublishedFormally Published
cg.publicationplaceIbadan, Nigeria
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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