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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Development of hydraulic operated tamarind briquetting machine
Author(s): Om Prakash Taram, NK Mishra, RK Naik and S Patel
Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of Hydraulic operated Tamarind Briquetting Machine under different moisture levels of tamarind pulp and application of different constant pressure at each stroke. The test results indicated a satisfactory working of the prototype. The average density of briquettes varied from 0.94 to 1.03 g/cm3 for 500gm and 0.99 to 1.14 for 1000gm.It was also observed that the tamarind pulp, having moisture content 18.14 to 26.70% (wb) was suitable for briquetting. It was possible to obtain a final density (1.14 g/cm3) of briquette at a constant pressure of 43149 kPa at each stroke. The capacity of prototype of tamarind briquetting machine was found to be 45 number of briquettes per hour for 500 g briquette and 35 number of briquettes per hour for 1 kg briquette. The breakeven point was estimated to be 922.005 number of briquettes per year for 1 kg briquettes and 622.12 number of briquettes per year for 500 g briquettes. The payback period is estimated to be 1.28 year for 1 kg briquettes and 0.47year for 500 g briquettes.
How to cite this article:
Om Prakash Taram, NK Mishra, RK Naik and S Patel. Development of hydraulic operated tamarind briquetting machine. 2017; 6(6S): 594-597.