Design and Development of Deshelling Process for Marking NutTctd@1232020-01-27T07:17:36+00:00
Design and Development of Deshelling Process for Marking Nut
PI: Prof. Upendra Bhandarkar, Mechanical Engineering Department
At present Marking nut (Bibba), which is a seed of a moderate sized deciduous tree with large stiff leaves, is de-shelled using traditional manual methods by the tribal women by hammering it using a stone. The shell of Bibba comprises of harmful oils. During manual de-shelling operation, the oil spills and causes blisters on the skin. The prolonged manual de-shelling process also leads to back and neck ache. Secondly, this process is in-efficient due to lack of mechanisation and frequent breakage of seeds during manual operation. This project proposes a mechanised Bibba de-shelling process that ensures safety and high rate of shelling without wastage.