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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 151-154
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.151.154
 
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Some Working Parameters and Energy Use in a Pistachio Nut Processing Plant: A Case Study

Refik Polat, Bekir Erol Ak and Izzet Acar

Abstract:
This study was performed with the objective to investigate the work process, work capacity, work effectiveness, energy consumption and labor force requirements of basic units such as washing, dehulling, sorting, separating, roasting and packing in a pistachio processing plant which has been mechanized in the last years. As a result of this study, the work capacity in washing, sorting, breaking, drying, separating units was found to be 1.5, 1.5, 2, 1, 1.6 t h-1, respectively. The work effectiveness in sorting and breaking units was found to be 95% and that of separating unit was 99%. The total energy consumption of the units was found to be 20.42 kW h-1 and the total labor force requirement was found to be five workers.
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Refik Polat, Bekir Erol Ak and Izzet Acar, 2007. Some Working Parameters and Energy Use in a Pistachio Nut Processing Plant: A Case Study. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 151-154.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.151.154

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.151.154

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