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1. Mechanization of the ventilation and drying of seeds and grain.

A review is made of R&D work at VIM (All-Russian Research Institute for Agricultural Mechanization) on the mechanization of ventilation and drying of grain and seeds.

Author(s) : Chizhikov, A. G.

Journal article : Tekhnika v Sel'skom Khozyaĭstve 1999 No.No. 6 pp.46-48

2. Moisture measurement - forages.

Publisher : American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), St Joseph, USA

Miscellaneous : ASAE standards 1999. Standards, engineering practices, data. 1999 No.Ed.46 pp.569 ref.1

3. Thin-layer drying of grains and crops.

Publisher : American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), St Joseph, USA

Miscellaneous : ASAE standards 1999. Standards, engineering practices, data. 1999 No.Ed.46 pp.581-583 ref.12

4. Review of solar-energy drying systems I: an overview of drying principles and theory.

A comprehensive review of the fundamental principles and theories governing the drying process is presented. Basic definitions are given. The development of contemporary models of drying of agricultural products are traced from the earliest reported sorption and moisture equilibrium models through...

Author(s) : Ekechukwu, O. V.

Journal article : Energy Conversion and Management 1999 Vol.40 No.6 pp.593-613 ref.29

5. Two-stage drying of milk and whey.

Recent advances in 2-stage drying of skim milk, whey and whey blends are discussed.

Author(s) : Upadhyaya, R. L.; Arun Kilara

Journal article : Indian Dairyman 1999 Vol.51 No.7 pp.7-10 ref.2

6. Velocity field in chamber of through flow box drier.

Ventilating experiments were conducted on an unloaded box drier to determine the air velocity field and analyse the cause of uneven drying characteristics. The uniformity of the air velocity can be improved by mounting a blocking board. Results of typical material drying experiments showed that the ...

Author(s) : Zhu WenXue; Bai ChongRen; Xie XiuYing

Journal article : Journal of China Agricultural University 1998 Vol.3 No.2 pp.61-64 ref.2

7. A psychrometer for industrial drying kilns.

Details are given of the design of a psychrometer (illustrated), developed in Russia for use in monitoring the drying regime in industrial timber-drying kilns.

Author(s) : Zhuromskiĭ, V. M.; Zhuromskiĭ, M. V.

Journal article : Derevoobrabatyvayushchaya Promyshlennost' 1998 No.No. 5 pp.18-21 ref.11

9. Application of a time sequence control unit in dairy drying equipment.

Application and working principles of the control unit for driers are described.

Author(s) : Gao JinDong; He Ling; Zhang HuaiYu

Journal article : China Dairy Industry 1998 Vol.26 No.2 pp.23-25 ref.2

11. A microwave applicator for on line wood drying: temperature and moisture distribution in wood.

An especially designed open microwave applicator was analysed using wood as the material to be heated and dried. The idea was to develop an on-line microwave construction consisting of several small open applicators, each fed by a small standard magnetron (for example 1.4 kW main power). The...

Author(s) : Antti, A. L.; Perré, P.

Journal article : Wood Science and Technology 1999 Vol.33 No.2 pp.123-138 ref.15

12. Thermal degradation of terpenes: camphene, Δ3-carene, limonene, and α-terpinene.

Emissions from wood driers have been of some concern for a number of years, and recent policy changes in the USA by the Environmental Protection Agency have placed emphasis upon the gaseous emissions that lead to the formation of particulate matter as small as 2.5 µm diameter. In this qualitative...

Author(s) : McGraw, G. W.; Hemingway, R. W.; Ingram, L. L., Jr.; Canady, C. S.; McGraw, W. B.

Journal article : Environmental Science & Technology 1999 Vol.33 No.22 pp.4029-4033 ref.29

13. Basic study of ultra-sonic drying for food & agricultural products.

An ultrasonic drying device with ultrasonic generating plate (19.5 kHz) was designed and its performance was investigated with the aim of developing an ultrasonic drying system for food and agricultural products. The basic characteristics (amplitude of the vibration of the plate, distribution of...

Author(s) : Morita, K.; Tanaka, F.

Publisher : American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), St Joseph, USA

Conference paper : ASAE/CSAE-SCGR Annual International Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18-21 July, 1999. 1999 pp.10 pp. ref.7

14. Study and manufacture of rotating box drier for Lentinus edodes.

A prototype tunnel drier was designed for edible fungi (Lentinula edodes) to produce a high quality dried product and overcome the many problems associated with the drying of this product. The box drier uses more than one kind of heating source, has semi-automatic temperature control, and has...

Author(s) : Cheng YuLai; Sun GuoKai; Wang Bin; Zhou QiLong; Piao ZaiLin; Li Tie

Journal article : Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering 1999 Vol.15 No.3 pp.233-236 ref.5

15. Furnaces using plant residues.

Details are given of the physical and mechanical properties, thermal properties, and slag-formation temperature of various biofuels: sunflower husks, maize cobs, straw, grass briquettes, wood (30-40% m.c.), and brown coal (lignite). Analysis of Russian and foreign furnaces burning wood or plant...

Author(s) : Aniskin, V. I.; Golubkovich, A. V.; Petrov, E. V.; Sotnikov, V. I.

Journal article : Tekhnika v Sel'skom Khozyaĭstve 1999 No.No. 2 pp.27-31 ref.2

16. Influence of electric field on wheat grain drying.

Reducing the energy consumption of drying processes is important because of their numerous applications. This reduction can be achieved by using appropriate drying methods and/or introducing factors to intensify the process. This paper presents the results of convective drying of wheat grain in an...

Author(s) : Pietrzyk, W.; Sumorek, A.

Journal article : International Agrophysics 1999 Vol.13 No.2 pp.245-250 ref.6

17. Internal damage vs. mechanical properties of microwave-dried wheat grain.

Grain of winter wheat (variety Almari), with 2 levels of initial moisture content (20 and 25%), was microwave dried for different periods from 2.5 to 25 min. The resultant internal cracks were detected using a soft X-ray technique. The physical condition of the endosperm was then quantified in...

Author(s) : Woźniak, W.; Niewczas, J.; Kudra, T.

Journal article : International Agrophysics 1999 Vol.13 No.2 pp.259-268 ref.25

18. The optimization control of wood drying.

Through analysing the factors that can effect the stability of the temperature and humidity of the humid air during the wood drying process, the types of temperature and humidity controller (THC) and the different controlling manner of THC, it was concluded that: in a conventional drying kiln, it...

Author(s) : Zhou YongDong; Liu LiXin

Journal article : China Wood Industry 1999 Vol.13 No.4 pp.36-38 ref.5

19. Effects of postharvest operations on the gelatinization and retrogradation properties of long-grain rice.

The effects of rough rice pre-drying, drying, and storage treatments on the gelatinization and retrogradation properties of long-grain rice (cv. Cypress) were studied via differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The experimental variables included 2 pre-drying conditions (immediate and delayed...

Author(s) : Fan, J.; Marks, B. P.; Daniels, M. J.; Siebenmorgen, T. J.

Journal article : Transactions of the ASAE 1999 Vol.42 No.3 pp.727-731 ref.27

20. Relative velocity effects on cotton moisture transfer rates.

This study aimed to quantify the moisture transfer rates for cotton and its component parts during the drying process. Moisture transfer rates were measured in cotton lint, cotton burs, and gin run cottonseed at 104°F [40°C] and cotton lint at 176°F [80°C] using humid and dry air at relative...

Author(s) : Barker, G. L.; Laird, J. W.; Pelletier, M. G.

Publisher : National Cotton Council, Memphis, USA

Conference paper : 1999 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Orlando, Florida, USA, 3-7 January, 1999: Volume 2. 1999 pp.1423-1427 ref.10

21. An experimental study on airless drying.

Average drying rate and energy consumption were measured for airless drying with different steam temperatures, cycle wind velocities, and amounts of material loaded in the small-scale prototype drier. The results show that the drying rate increases with increasing superheated steam temperature and...

Author(s) : Lian ZhengGuo; Cao ChongWen

Journal article : Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Machinery 1999 Vol.30 No.4 pp.31-34 ref.4

22. Analysis of heat and mass transfer of biological products in a far-infrared drier.

The heat and mass transfer models of biological products in a far-infrared fixed-drier were established. The absorbing heat and average dehydration rate of Lentinula edodes (edible fungi) during far-infrared drying were calculated and analysed. The results agree with experimental data. However, a...

Author(s) : Wang Jun

Journal article : Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Machinery 1999 Vol.30 No.4 pp.35-38 ref.6

23. Thin layer drying rate and loss of viability modelling for rapeseed (Canola).

Experimental equilibrium moisture content and thin layer drying curves were determined for the drying and safe storage of rapeseed (Brassica napus cv. Hyola-401), and the effect of drying air temperature and relative humidity on seed quality was evaluated. The equilibrium moisture content curves...

Author(s) : Corrêa, P. C.; Martins, J. H.; Christ, D.

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 1999 Vol.74 No.1 pp.33-39 ref.13

24. Equilibrium moisture content equations for some medicinal and aromatic plants.

The most commonly used equilibrium moisture content (EMC) and equilibrium relative humidity (ERH) equations are compared in relation to their ability to best fit published sorption data for selected medicinal and aromatic plants. A non-linear regression technique was used to fit data subsets. To...

Author(s) : Soysal, Y.; Öztekin, S.

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 1999 Vol.74 No.3 pp.317-324 ref.13

25. Study on mechanical drying of star anise.

In a study on drying of star anise (Illicium verum) in 1997-98, a drying machine with a capacity of 120-160 kg was developed by modifying a tea drier. In tests on its performance, the star anise dried with the machine was compared with those dried by other methods, i.e., directly dried under...

Author(s) : Liu YongHua; Lin YiZhong; Zheng WenWu

Journal article : Journal of Guangxi Agricultural and Biological Science 1999 Vol.18 No.2 pp.132-135 ref.3