Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 198

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of speed, feed rate and tray angle on the dehulling, cleaning and grain loss from an acha (Digitaria exilis) dehulling machine

Isaac N. Itodo
  • Isaac N. Itodo
  • Department of Agricultural & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.
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Paul O. Yusuf
  • Paul O. Yusuf
  • Department of Agricultural & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.
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Theresa K. Kaankuka
  • Theresa K. Kaankuka
  • Department of Agricultural & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 07 March 2022
  •  Accepted: 01 July 2022
  •  Published: 30 June 2023


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