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Gremmel, H; Weingartmann, H.
(1998): Moisture determination for oilseed rape and oilseed sunflower - Part 1: Determination of the moisture loss curve for oilseed rape and sunflower seed
BODENKULTUR. 1998; 49(3): 179-187.

This research determined the moisture loss curves for rape and sunflower oilseed. Different temperatures (60 degrees C, 80 degrees C, 103 degrees C, 130 degrees C) moisture content and seed sizes (for rapeseed only) were investigated for different varieties. A function was found for these curves and their parameters were estimated empirically. The moisture loss curves for different varieties, initial moisture contents and seed sizes did not show any significant difference. However there was a significant difference between different drying temperatures. Each characteristic moisture loss curve at 60 degrees C, 80 degrees C and 103 degrees C drying temperature shows an initial steep slope and reaches depending on temperature more or less rapid a value of zero (= constant weight). In contrast, the curve at 130 degrees C is steeply sloped initially and keeps rising till the end of the 96 h drying time.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Weingartmann Herbert

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