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Fruit Dryer for Third World Countries

Exhibit Code: OUT-UQ95
Zone: Engineering Park
Location: Outside (OUT/000) - Unity Quad
Time: All Day
Appropriate for all ages? Yes

An estimated 1.3 billion people in the world live without electricity. Lack of electricity in developing countries limits economic stability. In Borgne, Haiti, humid environmental conditions cause food to spoil at an expedited rate leading to significant waste which could otherwise provide nutritional and economic value to impoverished areas. SEE Fanm, Sante [Health], Edikasyon [Education], Ekonomi [Economy] for Fanm [Women], is a Haitian women's group focused on self empowerment of women to help lift their community from poverty. To best utilize an abundant and commonly wasted crop, the women's group plans to dry mangoes to create a fruit powder which could be preserved and later made into mango juice. To achieve making mango juice powder, this project team focused on designing a reliable, offgrid fruit dryer.

Briana Goold, Chris Kratzer, Keira Higgins, Olivier Montmayeur, Sebastien Selarque, Austin Storms


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