Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

Journal or Book Title

Applied Engineering in Agriculture

Volume

12

Issue

5

First Page

585

Last Page

586

Research Focus Area(s)

Biological and Process Engineering and Technology

Abstract

Soybean samples containing 0.5 to 4.0% foreign material and 3 to 22% splits were aspiration cleaned at air velocities of 19 m/s (3500 ft/min) and 10 m/s (1970 ft/min). Both airflow rates removed 80% of the total non-soybean material, and removed similar amounts of splits. The high airflow rate removed 1.1% of whole soybeans compared to 0.4% at low airflow rate. At either airflow rate, the aspirator removed less saleable material and more non-grain material than previously reported for screen cleaning. Aspiration could be an acceptable method for meeting reduced foreign material requirements for soybeans.

Comments

This article is from Applied Engineering in Agriculture 12 (1996): 585–586. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

Date Available

2013-10-16

File Format

application/pdf

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