Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1993

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASAE

Volume

36

Issue

3

First Page

811

Last Page

819

Abstract

Inspection data from 1988 to 1990 validated a previous prediction equation for corn particle size distribution and showed the relative distribution to be independent of market location, BCFM level, and other grade factor data. Samples (62) of corn screenings obtained from country elevators were size-separated in 2/64-in. increments, from 4.5/64 in. to 16/64 in. Smaller particles had lower bulk density, higher particle density, more mycotoxins, higher protein, and lower starch than larger particles. About 17% of the material was larger than 12/64-in., which means it would not have been classed as broken corn-foreign material in the grades. Removal efficiency for commercial cleaners was estimated, by size increment, as a function of removal efficiency for BCFM.

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This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 36 (1993): 811–819. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

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