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Title: An Assessment of Factors Causing Loss during Milling of Rice
Authors: Chukwu Ogbonnaya
Keywords: Factiors, milling loss, rice
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Journal of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education
Citation: An Assessment of Factors Causing Loss during Milling of Rice, Chukwu (1999)
Abstract: Among all operations performed in harvest and postharvest processing of rice, major losses occur during milling. With a conservative loss estimate of only 6% DURING MILLING, Nigeria has a chance of losing rice of worth about N10 Million annually.From a study of some rice mills in Enugu State, Nigeria, it was observed that inadequate parboiling treatment, development of fissure in grains, and the nature of milling equipment used were some important factors responsible for losses during milling. An individual grain may lose as much as about 26% of its head rice weight if broken during milling. The major loss occurred immediately after breakage of grains when the broken parts with sharp edges were subjected to rounding and smoothening actions as they moved onward by rolling through the milling chamber before finally discharged as milled rice. Restricted degree of milling and introduction of a set of standards for milling equipment and the procedure are suggested as means of reducing the milling loss of rice.
URI: http://http://dspace.futminna.edu.ng/jspui/handle/1/4566
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