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Ag. Director, Dr. Gabriel Laryea
Date: 9th - 11th August, 2016.
Venue: Accra International Conference Center.
Date: 8th August, 2016.
Venue: Holiday-Inn Hotel, Airport - Accra
Throughout the period between harvest and consumption, maintaining optimum temperature which often requires cooling is the most important factor in preserving fruit and vegetable qualities.
During cooling, heat is transferred from the produce to a cooling medium such as a source of refrigeration. Air conditioners are traditionally used as a reliable source of coldness but are electronically limited such that it cannot cool a room below 16°C. Read More...
CSIR-IIR has design and manufactured Mechanized Palm nuts Cracker and Kernel-Shell Separator. It is design to separate cracked palm nuts into various components. Its design combines two distinct separation techniques into a compact single unit. These units are a rotary screen cylinder and an inclined belt conveyor. The mechanized Palm kernel-shell Separator has three major component unit of equipment namely; a rotary screen, an inclined belt conveyor, and an air separator unit. Cracked mixture to be cleaned and separated is fed through a hopper and separate outlets are provided for the following five components: Clean round shaped whole kernels; clean flat shaped and broken pieces of kernel; mixture of debris and shells; sorted oversize from the rotary screen; and clean shells. . Read More...
(Extraction of bioactive ingredients from plant tissues to enhance quality of herbal products)
The Export Trade Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF) founded a collaborative project between the CSIR-IIR and the Bioresources International (GH) Ltd to establish the pilot scale (500 L capacity) High Rate, Low Temperature (HRLT) botanical extraction facility. The pilot plant uses vacuum technology to process at low temperatures to ensure that temperature labile constituents were not destroyed in the extraction, concentration and purification process. Read More...