Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1984

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASAE

Volume

27

Issue

4b

First Page

1176

Last Page

1180

Research Focus Area(s)

Biological and Process Engineering and Technology

Abstract

Weight losses and corn-quality changes from drying and handling were measured at two modern country elevators. In addition to moisture losses, material handing losses averaged 0.88% of initial weight, with a range of 0.64% to 1.33% of initial weight. There was a fourfold increase in breakage susceptibility and a twofold increase in physical kernel damage after drying. Load-to-load variations in moisture content and test weight decreased after drying while load-to-laod variations in BCFM, breakage susceptibility and harvest damage increased after drying.

Comments

This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 27 (1984): 1176–1180. 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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