General Interest

Fruit Processing Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

Participants at IDDS Amazon explored new ways of processing fruit to create value-add products such as jams and chocolate from the pulp, shells, and seeds of Amazonian fruits.  In addition, the team worked with community members to develop appealing branding, packaging, and a business plan to support the sale of these products.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at IDDS Amazon. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Herbal Traditions Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

A team of participants at IDDS Amazon developed several approaches to preserve the tradition of herbal baths and treatments in the Boa Vista do Acará community. These approaches included a sensory herb trail for tourists to learn more about local plants and biodiversity, a library of medicinal recipes with an audio guide including stories from the older generation collected by youth in the community, and a method for steam distillation for Priprioca oil extraction.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at IDDS Amazon. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Analysis of Emissions and Energy Content of Coconut Husk

  • Student Papers

This KNUST student thesis measured the energy content and emissions from biocharring coconuts to assess the potential of using coconut husk as an energy source.

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Modification of Furnace Design for the Production of Coke from Palm Kernel Shells for Metallurgical Processes

  • Student Papers

Palm kernel shells are produced as waste from palm oil and are utilized by blacksmiths after they have been charred to burn off the remaining oils in them. This KNUST student thesis analyzes the calorific value of palm kernel shells used during this process.

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Performance Evaluation of a Motorized Mini Rice Thresher

  • Student Papers

This KNUST student thesis evaluates a mechanized rice thresher developed in Konongo, Ghana on the parameters of capacity, efficiency, optimum speed for threshing, and fuel consumption.

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Evaluation of Hand and Foot Operated Rice Threshers

  • Student Papers

This KNUST student thesis analyzes the threshing speed, threshing losses, drugery, threshing efficiency and threshing capacity of two rice threshers produced in Ghana: a hand-operated and a foot-operated thresher.

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Production of Biogas from Fruit and Vegetable Wastes

  • Student Papers

This KNUST student thesis presents results on biogas production from mixtures of fruit and vegetable waste materials and a mixture of fruit and vegetable waste materials.

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Assessment of Quantity of Coconut Waste Generated and Management in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

  • Student Papers

This KNUST student thesis determined the quantity of coconut waste generated and assessed coconut waste usage and management in the Kumasi Metropolis.

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IDIN Partner Updates — June 2016

  • IDIN Communications

This resource is the June 2016 edition of the IDIN Partner Updates. The Partner Updates are a monthly round-up of the many diverse events, trainings, and stories from IDIN partners around the globe. 

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Zasaka: Impact Evaluation Research Design Recommendations

  • Student Papers

This report was prepared by students in the Fall 2015 D-Lab: Field Research class to provide Zasaka with research design recommendations for their impact evaluation research.

 

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