Physical properties of fresh mahua
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Centre for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India
Int. Agrophys. 2011, 25(3): 303–306
The physical properties of fresh mahua were evaluated at its initial moisture content. The initial moisture content (d.b.) of fresh mahua flowers was found to be constant at 79.82%. The average arithmetic and geometric mean diameters of fresh mahua having scaly corolla were higher as compared to mahua without scaly corolla. The average value of surface area, 1000 unit mass, densities, angle of repose, terminal velocity and coefficient of friction were higher for mahua with scaly corolla, whereas spericity and aspect ratio were higher in the case of mahua without scaly corolla.