Document Type


Publication Date



Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering | Industrial Technology

Course Number and Title

TSM 416: Technology Capstone


Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Industrial Technology (Van Dyke, Olson, Titmus, Shippy)


Shweta Chopra and Jacek A. Koziel

Problem Statement

Currently, in emerging African Communities, they are putting their maize out on mats to be dried under the sun. They are having problems with animals and humans stealing their produce along with maize weevils destroying their crops. Our objective is to create a mobile and efficient system that can dry grain on a need basis. It also needs to be made from materials that are easily obtained in these communities. The product will not be able to utilize electricity or gas to the main source of fuel will be fire. This is not the first time that this problem is a capstone project, and we have viewed some of the past results for reference, but we will need to collect our data to solve the problem.