Grain Size and Heat Source Effect on the Drying Profile of Cocoa Beans

@inproceedings{Onwuka2013GrainSA,
  title={Grain Size and Heat Source Effect on the Drying Profile of Cocoa Beans},
  author={Un Onwuka and G C Nwachukwu},
  year={2013}
}
Four sweat boxes were constructed with wooden material (0.95 x 0.25 x 0.25m) L x W  x H and one electric  bulb with 100,200,300 and 400watts rating hoisted in each box interchangeably. Cocoa bean cleaned and sorted into four different grain   sizes samples (A, B, C, D) was subjected to drying till 13-14% moisture content was achieved. In another instance, 200g of the various sizes were also dried in oven, solar dryer and direct sun. During the drying, moisture loss was monitored, humidity and… CONTINUE READING

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