This text and reference discusses the drying of grains, in particular the staple cereals, maize, rice, and wheat, and the oilseeds, soybeans and canola. The basic physical and thermodynamic properties of grain and air are examined, and the theory of the drying process is developed. Design of the optimum operating conditions for on-farm and off-farm dryers are presented. The book is written as an engineering text, but should also prove beneficial to all who are interested in the proper drying and storage of grains. Examples and problems are given in both S.I. and Imperial units. This book should be of interest to: grain drying and storage engineers; R & D personnel in grain storage and shipping companies; faculty, graduate and undergraduate students of engineering grain drying, agriculture and food science students.
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Grain production, preservation and trade; Grain structure, composition and properties; Drying-air properties; Grain equilibrium moisture content; Grain quality: air flow for drying; Introductory analysis of fixed bed drying systems; Theory and simulation of grain drying; In-bin drying; High capacity grain drying systems; Rice drying; Grain handling; Dryer control systems; Grain-storage management; Appendices: conversion of units; Airflow through grains; Maps of wet-bulb temperatures and depressions; Physical properties of grains and oilseeds; Thermal properties of grains; Heating values for fuel; Formulas for calculating capacities of cylindrical grain bins; Grading standards for grains.
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 31st January 1992
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised