African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 978

Full Length Research Paper

Drying fish (Rastrineobola argentea) on the bank of Lake Victoria in a prototype solar-heated enclosure: Using renewable energy to reduce drying-time and improve product quality and value

Whiston Andrew
  • Whiston Andrew
  • Rastech Limited, Unit 5, 15 Bell Street, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK.
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Rost Andreas W.
  • Rost Andreas W.
  • School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK.
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Mangeni Richard S.
  • Mangeni Richard S.
  • School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK.
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Bruce Cayleigh
  • Bruce Cayleigh
  • School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK.
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Brierley Andrew S.
  • Brierley Andrew S.
  • School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK.
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  •  Received: 05 May 2022
  •  Accepted: 07 November 2022
  •  Published: 30 November 2022


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