publication . Article . 2017

Development and optimization of operational parameters of a gas-fired baking oven

Afolabi Tunde MORAKINYO; Babatunde OMIDIJI; Hakeem OWOLABI;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Leonardo Journal of Sciences (issn: 1583-0233, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AcademicDirect
This study presented the development and optimization of operational parameters of an indigenous gas-fired bread-baking oven for small-scale entrepreneur. It is an insulated rectangular box-like chamber, made of galvanized-steel sheets and having a total dimension of 920mm×650mm×600mm. This oven consists of two baking compartments and three combustion chambers. The oven characteristics were evaluated in terms of the baking capacity, baking efficiency and weight loss of the baked bread. The physical properties of the baked breads were measured and analyzed using Duncan multiple range test of one way ANOVA at significant level of p<0.05. These properties were opti...
free text keywords: Baking efficiency, Baking capacity, Weight loss, Combustion chamber, Baking compartments, Optimum temperature, Physical properties, Oven characteristics, Science, Q, Science (General), Q1-390
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