REVIEW OF THE AERODYNAMICS AND PARTICLE DYNAMICS FOR COFFEE SEPARATION

  • A. Mofolasayo Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • B. Adewumi Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria
  • E. Ajisegiri Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria
  • A. Agboola Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: aerodynamics, particle dynamics, coffee

Abstract

The importance of agriculture in mitigating the effects of overdependence on crude oil export to boost Nigeria economy cannot be overemphasized. Coffee is an important foreign exchange earner and Nigeria has vast potential to resuscitate production, processing and export. An important first step to earn a premium on coffee is to ensure quality post-harvest practices which include cleaning sorting and classification which at present is either lacking or inadequate, given the poor price coffee of Nigeria origin currently attracts. This study reviewed a few notable research works on the aerodynamic of coffee and other notable works on its particle dynamics and related studies in agriculture. The subject of particle dynamics for coffee separation was lacking, hence the need to undertake detailed study on the subject the outcome of which would be to obtain particle trajectories of coffee beans and components as a basis to select the dimensions of a cross flow system to classify coffee beans which is a major requirement in coffee trade worldwide.

Author Biographies

A. Mofolasayo, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria

Design and Fabrication Division

B. Adewumi, Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering

E. Ajisegiri, Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering

A. Agboola, Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Published
2017-03-19
How to Cite
Mofolasayo, A., Adewumi, B., Ajisegiri, E., & Agboola, A. (2017). REVIEW OF THE AERODYNAMICS AND PARTICLE DYNAMICS FOR COFFEE SEPARATION. LAUTECH Journal of Engineering and Technology, 12(2), 16-20. Retrieved from http://laujet.com/index.php/laujet/article/view/229
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