Special Issue Article
Design and Fabrication Of Pomegranate Aril (PULP) Extractor
|Immanvel.A, Manikandan.M, Mohamed Sadiq.I, Sridhar.R, K. Velmurugan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry, India
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The Arils (Pulp) of the pomegranate is usually extracted by means of manual tapping method. The tapping force is provided over the fruit for the extraction of seeds. In juice shops and in hotels the seeds are extracted by means of manual hand tapping. This process involves more time and less hygienic. Until now, every pomegranate is handled manually. The purpose of extracting the arils of pomegranate is either to consume it directly or to be made in to juice. Since there is no domestic appliances for extracting the pomegranate arils and to overcome this difficulties and to make the fruit seeds free from germs this project is made. This project is designed in such a way to be used along with the available mixer setup. Until now there is no small scale aril extraction. By this project the extraction of fruit seed will be highly efficient and will be hygienic since it is untouched by human hands during extraction process. This method works at an efficiency of 75% and only a small amount of seeds get wasted or damaged during extraction. As a result this project will be highly useful for the juice stalls and hotels since the extraction rate of seed is maximum.