Drying rate and damage to navy beans

Radajewski, W. and Jensen, T. and Abawi, G. Y. and McGahan, E. J. (1992) Drying rate and damage to navy beans. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers , 35 (2). pp. 583-590. ISSN 0001-2351

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The effect of drying air temperature and relative humidity on the rate of drying and damage to navy beans was investigated. A thin-layer apparatus was developed to dry beans from an initial moisture content of around 25% to 14% wet basis (w.b.) using temperatures between 328 and 62 degrees C and relative humidities between 7.5% and 45%. The rate of moisture diffusion from the beans was mathematically defined as a function of drying air temperature and bean moisture content. The degree of bean damage was inversely proportional to the relative humidity of drying air when it was below 26%. No damage was observed for relative humidities greater than 26% for the range of temperatures used.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2011 12:39
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 04:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: grain drying; beans
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070307 Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
10 Technology > 1001 Agricultural Biotechnology > 100199 Agricultural Biotechnology not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8206 Harvesting and Packing of Plant Products > 820605 Unprocessed Grains
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18395

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