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1. Tomato tablet drying enhancement by intervention of infrared - a response surface strategy for experimental design and optimization.

In this study, the effects of hot air-infrared drying methods, including inlet air temperature, air velocity, and infrared power, are investigated on physical (color indices ΔL*, Δa*, and Δb*, shrinkage, and unit density), mechanical (resistance to penetration), chemical (concentration of vitamin C ...

Author(s) : Rashidi, M.; Amiri Chayjan, R.; Ghasemi, A.; Ershadi, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.208 pp.199-212

2. Renewable energy in agriculture: farmers willingness-to-pay for a photovoltaic electric farm tractor.

The European Union has fixed the 2020 renewable energy targets on 20% of energy obtained by renewable energy, and it posed limitation to the biofuel production by agriculture. Photovoltaic electricity may represent a clean method for generating electricity for agriculture. This paper focuses on a...

Author(s) : Lombardi, G. V.; Berni, R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Cleaner Production 2021 Vol.313

3. Energy cost to produce and transport crops - the driver for crop prices? Case study for Mato Grosso, Brazil.

In recent years, agricultural commodity prices have followed trends similar to those observed in crude oil markets. A respective hypothesis to explain this finding: Agricultural production is so energy intensive that increasing energy costs drive cost of production of crops and ultimately commodity ...

Author(s) : Zimmer, Y.; Marques, G. V.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Energy (Oxford) 2021 Vol.225

4. Numerical study of wheat conveying in separator cyclone using computational fluid dynamics.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a diversified tool for predicting flow behavior in a wide range of design and operational conditions. Numerical solution of Navier-Stokes equations is the basis of all CFD techniques, which are the result of fast computer upgrades and a better understanding of...

Author(s) : Dizajyekan, S. N.; Shahgholi, G. H.; Fanaei, A. R.; Rostampour, V.

Publisher : Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Machinery 2021 Vol.11 No.2 pp.fa231-fa246 ref.18

5. Optimization and validation of the knowledge-based traceability system for quality control in fish waterless live transportation.

Waterless live transportation is an effective strategy to realize a larger volume of live fish, and it is pollution-free by contrast with traditional live transport with water. Based on previous study results, this paper aims to propose the knowledge-based HACCP quality control plan to realize...

Author(s) : Wang WenSheng; Xu JinChao; Zhang WenFeng; Glamuzina, B.; Zhang XiaoShuan

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Food Control 2021 Vol.122

6. Theoretical investigation of rotary digging tool parameters for potato tubers.

The development, design and research of the parameters of new potato harvesters is an important and urgent task in the field of potato production. The aim of this research is to substantiate rational design and kinematic parameters of the lower and the upper blades of the beaters of the vertical...

Author(s) : Bulgakov, V.; Holovach, I.; Bonchik, V.; Ivanovs, S.; Volskiy, V.; Olt, J.

Publisher : Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia

Conference paper : Proceedings of 20th International Scientific Conference "Engineering for Rural Development", Jelgava, Latvia, 26-28 May 2021 2021 pp.1781-1788 ref.14

7. Hygiene status of fresh peach packing lines in Georgia.

Surface swab samples (n = 464) were collected from various sites on 4 fresh peach packing lines in Georgia at 9 a.m. (T1), 12 p.m. (T2), and 3 p.m. (T3) in 3 repeated visits per line during the harvest seasons of 2018 and 2019. Each swab sample was collected from a 100 cm2 area. The collected...

Author(s) : Wang PeiEn; Quansah, J. K.; Pitts, K. B.; Chen JinRu

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : LWT - Food Science and Technology 2021 Vol.139

8. Composite films based on chitosan and epigallocatechin gallate grafted chitosan: characterization, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.

The effect of chitosan-epigallocatechin gallate conjugate (CS-EGCG) at various ratios (10:0, 9:1, 8:2, 7:3, 6:4 and 5:5, w/w) and glycerol (30 and 50%, w/w) on mechanical, barrier and optical properties of CS films and CS/CS-EGCG composite films was studied. CS films added with 30 or 50% glycerol...

Author(s) : Mittal, A.; Singh, A.; Benjakul, S.; Prodpran, T.; Nilsuwan, K.; Nurul Huda; Caba, K. de la

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Food Hydrocolloids 2021 Vol.111

9. Modelling of corn kernel pre-treatment, drying and processing for ethanol production using artificial neural networks.

Two artificial neural network (ANN) models were developed to predict the main quality parameters of the corn used for ethanol production. Five Croatian corn hybrids were evaluated in this study (introducing the hybrid type as the first input categorical variable for ANN modelling), grown during...

Author(s) : Voca, N.; Pezo, L.; Peter, A.; Suput, D.; Loncar, B.; Kricka, T.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Industrial Crops and Products 2021 Vol.162

10. Harvest and postharvest factors.

This chapter discusses harvest and postharvest factors. Harvesting involves the gathering or removal of a mature crop, with minimum damage and losses, from where it has been grown and transporting it on either for direct consumption or into the postharvest handling chain for further storage and...

Author(s) : Morgan, L.

Book chapter : Hydroponics and protected cultivation: a practical guide 2021 pp.268-290 ref.20

11. Development of active packaging film from sodium alginate/carboxymethyl cellulose containing shallot waste extracts for anti-browning of fresh-cut produce.

Owing to growing concerns about making pollution-free sustainable environment by reducing the dumping of agricultural waste and convert it into valuable product is a key to carry out the present study. The ultimate goal of this study is to convert shallot onion wastes (SOWs) into active packaging...

Author(s) : Thivya, P.; Bhosale, Y. K.; Anandakumar, S.; Hema, V.; Sinija, V. R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2021 Vol.188 pp.790-799 ref.48

12. Novel modular mixed-mode dryer for enhanced solar energy utilization in agricultural crop drying applications.

In this study, a novel modular solar dryer unit which is made up of corrugated plates and a glass glazing has been investigated. The developed dryer was integrated with a solar air heater and experimented in mixed-mode operation for crop drying in Northern Cyprus. Average drying rate and drying...

Author(s) : Aydin, D.; Ezenwali, S. E.; Alibar, M. Y.; Chen XiangJie

Publisher : Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA

Journal article : Energy Sources A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects 2021 Vol.43 No.16 pp.1958-1974 ref.33

13. The occurrence of bisphenol compounds in animal feed plastic packaging and migration into feed.

Animal-derived food plays an important role in human exposure to bisphenol compounds (BPs), potentially as a result of the presence of BPs in animal feed. Even so, there have been few studies regarding the source of BPs in animal feed. The objective of the present study was to assess both the...

Author(s) : Wang RuiGuo; Huang YuAn; Dong ShuJun; Wang PeiLong; Su XiaoOu

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Chemosphere 2021 Vol.265

14. Packing black ripe olives in acid conditions.

The type of container (airtight and pouches with different O2 permeability) and packing conditions (cover brine, air or N2 atmosphere) has been studied to preserve black ripe olives in acid medium for a year. Unlike the traditional sterilized product, these acidified olives only needed...

Author(s) : Romero, C.; Brenes, M.; García-Serrano, P.; Montaño, A.; Medina, E.; García-García, P.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Food Chemistry 2021 Vol.337

15. Technical feasibility of a pneumatically driven vehicle.

In this work, the technical feasibility of an all-air vehicle is investigated. A test rig has been built for this purpose in order to assess the proposed system experimentally. The operating pressures selected are deliberately low to mitigate the heat generated/dissipated during charging and...

Author(s) : Alami, A. H.; Hawili, A. A.; Fadel, M. I.; Zwayyed, F.; Barbarji, T.; Ghommem, M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2021 Vol.757

16. Thermal performance and economic analysis of an indirect solar dryer of wood integrated with packed-bed thermal energy storage system: a case study of solar thermal applications.

The present work is aimed at investigating the thermal performance and the economic feasibility of an indirect solar dryer of wood integrated with thermal energy storage system. The proposed dryer system is composed of a drying chamber, a solar air collector and a packed-bed energy storage (PBES)...

Author(s) : Lamrani, B.; Draoui, A.

Publisher : Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA

Journal article : Drying Technology 2021 Vol.39 No.10 pp.1371-1388 ref.46

17. Improving the manual harvesting operation efficiency by coordinating a fleet of n-trailer vehicles.

In the last few years, automatic guidance of agricultural vehicles has received increased interest to improve field efficiency, while releasing human workers from monotonous operations. In this context, this work proposes a short or medium-term alternative to complete automation of manual...

Author(s) : Guevara, L.; Rocha, R. P.; Cheein, F. A.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2021 Vol.185

18. The effect of hot water treatment on the properties of lotus leaves, reed leaves, and basho leaves combined with gelatin composites.

This study investigated the feasibility of preparing biodegradable composites, such as food packing materials, from plant leaves as a substitute plastic. Lotus leaves, reed leaves, and basho leaves were treated with hot water and combined with gelatin to form composite samples. The effects on the...

Author(s) : Shi, K.; Wei, Z.; Zhang Weixing; He, C.

Publisher : North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Raleigh, USA

Journal article : BioResources 2021 Vol.16 No.1 pp.805-815 ref.27

19. Mathematical modelling of the fruit-stone culture seeds calibration process using flat sieves.

The paper provided describes a mathematical model of calibration process of fruit-stone culture seeds of cherry, sweet cherry, cherry-plum, apricot and almond using flat sieves with impact shock ball cleaners oscillating in the horizontal plane. It has been defined that the mathematical expectation ...

Author(s) : Karaiev, O.; Bondarenko, L.; Halko, S.; Miroshnyk, O.; Vershkov, O.; Karaieva, T.; Shchur, T.; Findura, P.; Prístavka, M.

Publisher : Sciendo, Warsaw, Poland

Journal article : Acta Technologica Agriculturae 2021 Vol.24 No.3 pp.119-123 ref.16

20. Measurement of stiffness and damping coefficient of rubber tractor tires using dynamic cleat test based on point contact model.

The ride vibration of a tractor is affected mostly by the stiffness and damping coefficient of the seat suspension, cabin suspension, cabin rubber mounts, and rubber tires. However, in the case of rubber tractor tires, the stiffnesses and damping coefficients have not been researched adequately...

Author(s) : Yoo Hogil; Oh Jooseon; Chung Woojin; Han HyunWoo; Kim Jitae; Park Youngjun; Park Yoonna

Publisher : Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, Beijing, China

Journal article : International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2021 Vol.14 No.1 pp.157-164 ref.22

21. Compression and shearing force on kernel rupture in shelling fresh lotus seeds.

The mechanical properties of fresh lotus seeds are still poorly understood, which complicates the design of mechanical shelling machinery. Therefore, this work carried out four-factor orthogonal tests to determine the maximum permitted compressive force and minimum necessary shearing force to shell ...

Author(s) : He JinCheng; Tao ZhiYing; Liang ShiHua; Ye DaPeng

Publisher : Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, Beijing, China

Journal article : International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2021 Vol.14 No.1 pp.237-242 ref.28

22. Alternative models for calculation of static overturning angle and lateral stability analysis of subcompact and universal tractors.

Vehicle lateral stability is evaluated using the static overturning angle. The correct value of this parameter depends on the calculation method. The aim of this study was to compare the latest standard with previously published methodology, to propose two alternative methodologies (Models 1 and 2) ...

Author(s) : Majdan, R.; Abrahám, R.; Kollárová, K.; Tkáć, Z.; Matejková, E.; Kubík, L.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Agriculture 2021 Vol.11 No.9 ref.33

23. Performance evaluation of engine operated potato grader.

Traditional methods of grading potato tubers require high labor-hour, cause fatigue to workers and has low output. Hence, engine driven machine capable of grading potato tubers into different size classes was evaluated. The grader prototype consisted of feeding table, grading cylinder and catchment ...

Author(s) : Dereje Alemu; Abebe Fanta; Bisrat Getnet

Publisher : Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Journal article : Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2021 Vol.31 No.2 pp.61-71 ref.15

24. Novel power hop model for an agricultural tractor with coupling bouncing, stick-slip, and free-play dynamics.

Self-excited pitch and bounce oscillation occasionally occurs when a tractor pulls a high-draft load on dry soil. This dynamic instability is referred to as the power hop phenomenon. Power hop drastically degrades tractor performance and ride quality and can result in damage to the tractor,...

Author(s) : Watanabe, M.; Sakai, K.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.204 pp.156-169

25. Energy and exergy analysis of the drying of corn grains.

A mixed cabin solar dryer was designed and tested in Brazil in the spring equinox, for the drying of corn grains. The key advantage of the current design is its ability to work even in locations with no electricity because a photovoltaic module is used to power an electrical heater and fans. The...

Author(s) : Silva, G. M. da; Ferreira, A. G.; Coutinho, R. M.; Maia, C. B.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Renewable Energy 2021 Vol.163 pp.1942-1950 ref.58