Predicting Weight Change in Gari in Two Packaging Materials
An equation for predicting moisture loss or gain by gari grain packed in two types of materials was developed. From this, it may be possible to establish the storability of gari in these two packaging material. The equation took into account the permeabilities of the materials, which were determined experimentally. The validity of the equation was tested experimentally. High correlation coefficients were received for small packages, while observed values were found to be consistently lower than the predicted values with packages 25cm x 20cm x 1Ocm in size and above.
Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria
Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Owerri Imo State, Nigeria