Bird Feather Removal Machine: Design and Development
Omoniyi Ezekiel B1, Peter Oyekola2, Onoriode Ovaha3, Aezeden Mohamed4, Nicholas Lambrache5
1Omoniyi Ezekiel B, B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Nigeria.
2Peter Oluwatosin Oyekola, Mechanical Engineering at Papua New Guinea University of Technology.
3Onoriode Ovaha B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering in 2017 from Bells University of Technology, Nigeria.
4Aezeden Mohamed, B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing at the University of Manitoba, Canada.
5Nicholas Lambrache, MSc.and PhD from university Polytechnic in Bucharest
Manuscript received on 15 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 406-410 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4199098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4199.098319
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Abstract: Poultry product have seen increasing consumers demand in recent times and processing of poultry meat is a pain staking process which is becoming extremely tasking and uneconomical given the increase in demand especially in the rural community where there is no ready access to sophisticated equipment. The Nigerian poultry sector is extremely fragmented as most poultry farmers dedicate a small setup space to satisfy small scale demand of less than 1,000 birds . In commercial events, the development of a poultry de-feathering machine becomes of high priority to meet the demand for poultry products. This paper therefore advocates the implementation of the modified defeathering machine as a suitable substitute of the tradition system which is slow and tedious. This proposed system improves on the defeathering machine with the implementation of a boiling chamber for first stage scalding, and a hot spray channel directly in the plucking chamber.
Keywords: Defeathering, Poultry, Scalding.
Scope of the Article: Recent Trends & Developments in Computer Networks