Global Advanced Research Journal of Food Science and Technology (GARJFST) ISSN: 2315-5098 June 2012 Vol. 1(3), pp 044-048

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Original Research Articles

Effect of Filtrating Medium Resistance on Cassava Pulp Dewatering 

Oladele Peter KOLAWOLE 1,*, Leo Sunday AGBETOYE2, Agboola Semion OGUNLOWO3 

1International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Ibadan, Nigeria.

2Agricultural Engineering Departments, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria.

3Agricultural Engineering Departments, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria.

Corresponding author Email: P.KOLAWOLE@CGIAR.ORG 

Accepted 19 June 2012

 

Abstract 

Cassava pulp dewatering by applying pressure on the grated pulp was carried out. Pulp particles were constrained while the liquid was free. The cassava pulp cake was compressed. Experimental equipment was designed to obtain the applied pressure from various devices and the final moisture content of resulting cake was compared. Hydraulic jack press reduced the moisture content of cake  to the acceptable level for gari production at a pressure of 69000 N/m2 and to a moisture content of 40%- 45%wet basis, Pulp particles capable of creating resistances within the filtering medium were identified. 

Keywords: Dewatering, Specific resistance, Cassava pulp.

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