Journal or Book Title
Transactions of the ASAE
Research Focus Area(s)
Biological and Process Engineering and Technology
A study was conducted to determine physical and chemical characteristics of com fines removed by a Kice Mini-Aspirator. Five air velocities were used to separate mixtures of com fines and whole kernels into heavies and liftings. As aspirator air velocity was increased, removal efficiency of every size fraction increased; starch content of liftings decreased, whereas oil content increased and protein content was unchanged.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Al-Yahya, Sulaiman; Bern, Carl J.; and Hurburgh, Charles R. Jr., "Aspirator Separation of Corn-fines Mixtures" (1991). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 407.