International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Design and fabrication of a potato peeling cum washing machine
Author(s): SK Tyagi, Chandan Solanki and Sandeep Mann
Abstract: The successful fabrication of a potato peeling and washing machine is one of the major challenges in potato processing. A potato peeling cum washing machine was designed for peeling and washing of potatoes. The machine comprises a specially designed peeling drum and a spraying unit for washing. The peeling drum with protrusions on the inside surface rotates and detaches peel from potatoes by abrasion. The water spraying unit washes the potatoes and simultaneously peel is removed from the drum through the perforation along with the flow of water. The capacity of machine is 400 kg/h with a peeling efficiency and peel losses of 97% and 0.5% respectively which is an improvement over previously fabricated designs. It is aimed at providing a base for the commercial production of a potato peeling and washing machine, using locally available raw materials at a relatively low cost. This work is intended to help solve some of the problems hindering a successful design and fabrication of a potato peeling and washing machine.
Pages: 1447-1451 | 536 Views 20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
SK Tyagi, Chandan Solanki, Sandeep Mann. Design and fabrication of a potato peeling cum washing machine. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1447-1451.