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Development of a Human Powered Pedal Washing MACHINE

Fajobi, M. A. and Salawu, Enesi Y. and Azeta, Joseph and Dirisu, J. O. and Ajayi, O. O. and Onwordi, Patrick Nwanne (2020) Development of a Human Powered Pedal Washing MACHINE. In: 6th International Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology, 2020, Online.

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Human powered pedal washing machine has been designed using materials suitable for its application. An existing bicycle was used as the pedal and other parts of the machine such as the drum, the frame was fabricated using galvanized steel. The material selection was put into consideration, such as corrosion because of the machine’s involvement with water. The human powered pedal washing machine was tested with a used dirty Laboratory coat. The pedaling washing was first done for the first 15 minutes, using water and sunlight detergent soap. There was a partial cleaning of the Laboratory coat, though the coat was very dirty. Another round of washing was done after which the first washing water was drained out through the outlet part of the machine. The second washing was excellent because the Laboratory coat was clean. The human powered pedal washing machine performed well with all the designed parts functioning well. This is an eco-friendly machine, maintenance cost free, energy conservation machine and highly sustainable for underdeveloped nations of the world.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 29 May 2020 12:32
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 12:32

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