Systematic Layout Planning Approach in Process Layout Design for Processing Dehydrated Tomatoes

Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment

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Title Systematic Layout Planning Approach in Process Layout Design for Processing Dehydrated Tomatoes
 
Creator Abdulhakeem, N. H.
Muhammad, I. D.
Dagwa, I. M.
 
Description This study was conducted to determine an effective design for the processing of dehydrated tomatoes. The study proffer solutions to huge losses Nigeria encounters as a result of poor postharvest handling across the fruits and vegetables value chain. Despite the huge contributions of agriculture (vegetables) to Nigeria’s economic growth, postharvest losses stands at $9 million with 50% losses in fruits and vegetables as a result of their perishable nature. Systematic layout planning (SLP) approach was used in designing the process layout for dehydrated tomatoes. The design approach was used to serve as an improvement layout and also as a new design for processing of dehydrated tomato plant, with estimated 5% material losses during processing, average temperature for dehydration as 65oC, plant production time of 748.99 minutes/day, a throughput capacity of 10 tons/day is achievable. Additionally, the design was validated using computer simulation and the results obtained from the simulation analysis indicated that the method can be used to optimize process planning for several production processes of dehydrated fruit and vegetables.
 
Publisher FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
 
Date 2021-03-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/405
 
Source ARID ZONE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT; Vol. 17 No. 1 (2021); 71-82
2545-5818
1596-2490
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/405/277
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment published by University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
 

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