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Cutting tests of oil palm empty fruit bunches


Suryanto, Hadi and Ahmad, Desa and Yahya, Azmi and Akande, Fatai Bukola and Syahrita, Kamil (2009) Cutting tests of oil palm empty fruit bunches. Transactions of the ASABE, 52 (3). pp. 723-726. ISSN 2151-0032; ESSN: 2151-0040


The process of decomposition of oil palm empty fruit bunches (EFB) can be accelerated by chopping the bunches into small pieces. In this study, EFB cutting tests were carried out using knife blades and an experimental cylinder-type chopping machine. The knife edge angle had a significant effect on the specific cutting force and the cutting energy. For the impact cutting, the specific torque requirement was affected by the peripheral cutting speed. Increasing the speed from 5.3 to 14.3 m s-1 reduced the cutting torque by 14.3%. An experimental chopping machine with a capacity of 3540 kg h-1 has been developed and tested for the empty fruit bunches.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.27388
Publisher: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Keywords: Agricultural machinery; Agricultural waste; Chopping machine; EFB
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 08:48
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 08:48
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13847
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