Category Archives: Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI)

DEVELOPMENT OF ICE FISH BOX FOR POST HARVEST HANDLING OF FISH

The high natural moist content of fish renders it extremely perishable and among all flesh foods, fish is the most susceptible to tissues decomposition, development of rancidity and microbial spoilage. Similarly, the high ambient temperatures of the tropics also contribute to fresh fish spoilage within few hours of been caught, however, this depend on species and sizes. In… Read More »

FISH SMOKING KILN

NSPRI improved smoking kiln is an effective equipment for drying of fish. The smoking kiln is developed for smoking and drying of fish to enhance quality preservation and shelf life extension. The kiln, constructed of locally available materials is a double-walled structure with 25.4 mm polyurethane insulation separating the external wall of mild steel and internal wall of… Read More »

INERT SILO FOR STORAGE OF GRAIN

Large storage structures are usually required for storing grains for large bulk storage over a relatively long period without incurring massive loss after harvest. This is accomplished most economically and effectively by the use of silos which are big storage structures constructed mostly of metals. Silos apart from being functionally most suitable structure for bulk storage of grains,… Read More »