n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Methodology of North-South technology transfer : application to the case of a foodstuff drier : special issue research paper

Volume 4, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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Food stuffs are mostly used in dried form in Africa. This makes drying and driers a subject of major concern. Many works have been performed in this field. Is it necessary to make a new attempt to propose a solution? A direct answer to this question is somehow pretentious but it seems to us the approaches used till now are mostly based on western criteria of effectiveness. We show why in this case, the proposed technology is either simply rejected or misunderstood and misused. We show furthermore, that it is possible to design technical objects which may work fairly in a southern environment. We also propose a drawing by CATIA software of a solar drier. We contribute by proposing an approach that facilitates the design of a food drier.

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