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Design of a Decorticator for Small Scale Sisal Processing in Uganda

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  026202,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.10304) @2002
Authors:   J.B. Kawongolo, J. Sentong-Kibalama, and L. Brown
Keywords:   Appropriate technology, improved sisal, prototype

The design and construction of a prototype sisal decorticator for small-scale farmers is described. The prototype provides for improved sisal processing and can be manufactured locally. Production capacity of the prototype 12 kg of dry sisal fiber per hour with a design efficiency of 42.9% and yield of 3.2%. Test results show that after decortications, sisal fibers have to be washed, dried and brushed in order to detach some pulp that may have remained on the fibers.

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