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An innovative mechanical peeling method of vegetables

Emadi, Bagher, Abbaspour-Fard, M.H., & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2007) An innovative mechanical peeling method of vegetables. In Salokhe, V.M., Jayasuriya, H.P.W., & Soni, Priyush (Eds.) International Agricultural Engineering Conference, 3-6, December 2007, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

Mechanical peeling of fruits and vegetables is carried out mostly using either abrasive tools or knife and blades. Combining the basic functions of these two types of peeler tools led to the development of a new innovative tool named the abrasive-cutter brush. The new tool can utilize the benefits of the two mentioned peeling tools. The production and effect of peeling using abrasive cutter brush on Jap variety of pumpkin as a case study was examined. The experimental studies showed high flexibility of abrasive-cutter brush could provide easy access to different uneven areas of the produce. The cutting action caused effective peeling while the abrasive action showed higher production compared with the existing tools. The recorded results revealed peeling effects of 18.60% and 20%/min for concave and convex areas respectively at 0.18%/min peel losses.

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ID Code: 12403
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Abrasive cutter, mehchanical peeling, tough skinned vegetables
ISBN: 9789748257488
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > FOOD SCIENCES (090800) > Food Engineering (090802)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:39

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