Hydro Rice Milling Machine
Nasser. R.A.1, Hee. H.C.2, Ervina Junaidi3, Martin Anyi4
1Nasser. R.A. Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia.
2Hee Han Cheng, Department of Civil Engineering, University Sarawak Malaysia.
3Ervina Junaidi Department of Mechanical Engineering, University Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia
4Martin Anyi Department of Electrical Engineering, University Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia
Manuscript received on 15 October 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 October 2015 | PP: 1-4 | Volume-5 Issue-1, October 2015 | Retrieval Number: A4262105115/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: It has been reported that 41% of the countryside and isolated areas in Sarawak which still have no electricity coverage, compared to only 10% in Peninsular Malaysia. Furthermore, most of the Sarawak rural communities are farmers and families are feeding on the harvesting of paddies. The harvesting of paddies in rural area of Sarawak is inefficiency as compared to other parts of the world due to insufficient supply of electricity. This study investigates the feasibility of of implementing hydropower generated rice milling machine in rural area of Sarawak through laboratory testing on minimum power required to run the rice milling machine and the power that can be supplied from the open channel. The results show that with the current open channel flume and the structure of the rice milling machine, it is feasible to replace traditional methods (beating or foot husk) and more modern methods (gasoline powered engine or electricity dependence rice miller) with the hydro rice milling machine.
Keywords: Harvesting of Paddies, Hydropower, Open Channel, Rice Milling Machine.
Scope of the Article: Machine Learning