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Gravity flow operated small electricity generator retrofit kit to flour mill industry

Prithivi, Shekara and Pavan Kumar, V. and Gangadharappa, G. H. (2013) Gravity flow operated small electricity generator retrofit kit to flour mill industry. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 50 (5). pp. 1006-1011.

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Flour milling is a grinding process to produce flour from wheat through comprehensive stages of grinding and separation. The primary energy is required to provide power used in grinding of wheat. In wheat milling, tempering is the process of adding water to wheat before milling to toughen the bran and mellow the endosperm. Gravity flow of the wheat is utilized to rotate the dampener wheel with cups to add water. Low cost gravity flow operated small electricity generator retrofit kit for dampener was designed and developed to justify low cost energy production without expensive solutions. Results of statistical analysis indicated that there was significant difference in mean values for voltage, rpm and flow rate at the 95% probability level. The resulted maximum mechanical power and measured electrical power were 5.1 W and 4.9 W respectively at wheat flow rate of 1.6 Kg/s and dampener wheel rotational velocity of 4.4 rad/s.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wheat .PMDC motor . Generator . Battery . LED . Dampener
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 04 Milling
Divisions: Flour Milling Bakery and Confectionary Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 06:21
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 06:21
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/12359

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