The Mechanics and Physics of Modern Grain Aeration Management: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Mechanics and Physics of Modern Grain Aeration Management

1st Edition

Edited by Shlomo Navarro, Ronald T. Noyes

CRC Press

672 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849313554
pub: 2001-09-14
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Description

The tightening of health and environmental regulations by banning chemical pesticides has generated the need for alternative technologies to solve grain storage problems. Aeration is such an option that can be applied to stored grain and a wide range of agricultural commodities to control insects and maintain quality. The Mechanics and Physics of Modern Grain Aeration Management demonstrates the most advanced theoretical solutions and practical approaches to aeration of stored grain. It will help those involved in the handling and processing of grain to maximize the end-use quality of food commodities and eliminate the occurrence of toxins, insects, pesticides, and chemical residues during storage.

A stand-alone resource, this book can be used to design and manage aeration systems for all types of grain storage structures in all regions and climatic conditions. It bridges the gap between concepts of the design engineer and the requirements of the postharvest technologist to manipulate the storage ecosystem. It describes alternative, nonstandard aeration practices such as Dryeration, cross-flow aeration, closed loop or recirculation fumigation, and chilled aeration. Not only does The Mechanics and Physics of Modern Grain Aeration Management equips you with the knowledge necessary for aerating properly and efficiently within the context of new regulatory demands and gives you the tools you need to evaluate and test new concepts for assuring stored grain quality.

Table of Contents

Introduction, S. Navarro and R. Noyes

Objectives of Aeration, S. Navarro, R. Noyes, D. Armitage, and D. Maier

Stored Grain Ecosystem, and Heat and Moisture Transfer in Grain Bulks, S. Navarro, R. Noyes, and D. Jayas

Ambient Air Properties in Aeration, G. Thorpe

Physical Basis of Aeration, G. Thorpe

Aeration Systems Design, D. Jayas and W. Muir

Experimental Aeration Systems, R. Noyes, S. Navarro, and D. Armitage

Operating Aeration Systems, R. Noyes and S. Navarro

Supplemental Aeration Systems, R. Noyes, S. Navarro, and D. Armitage

Chilling of Grain by Refrigerated Air, D. Maier and S. Navarro

Evaluating Aeration System Efficiency, S. Navarro and R. Noyes

Airflow Distribution in Ventilated Beds of Grain, G. Thorpe

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General