Deterioration rates of wheat as measured by co, production
Authors: SA AI-Yahya
Description: Carbon dioxide production was used as an indicator to determine the allowable storage time (AST) for wheat under different conditions of temperature, moisture, and mechanical damage. The four grain moisture contents used were IS, 18,21, and 24% wet basis (wb). Temperature levels used were 4, IS, 25, and 40°C. Three levels of percentage of mechanical damage used were 0, 15, and 30%. Each level of moisture was tested in three replicates with each temperature and each level of mechanical damage. Statistical comparisons were made, in regard of the AST among temperatures, moistures, and mechanical damage. The analyses showed significant differences among all of the levels. A general equation was developed to easily calculate the AST or deterioration rate under the above storage conditions.
Citation: SA AI-Yahya 1999. DETERJORATION RATES OF WHEAT AS MEASURED BY CO, PRODUCTION. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 41(3):161-166.
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering