Moisture Dependance of Some Properties of Malted Sorghum Grains

Aregbesola, O.A. and Adedeji, M.A. and Ajibola, O. (2012) Moisture Dependance of Some Properties of Malted Sorghum Grains. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 12 (3). pp. 365-368.

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This study presents the results on the effects of moisture dependence on some properties of a variety of malted sorghum grains commonly used in a brewery in Nigeria. Properties which were determined at different moisture levels (14 - 35 %, wet basis) include physical dimensions, sphericity, 1000 grains weight, bulk density and specific heat. Results showed that for all properties studied, there were marked differences as moisture content varied from 14 % to 35 %. An exemption to this was the 1000 grains weight where no noticeable trend was observed. Results obtained in this study would be useful for design of processes, equipment and machines for handling, preservation and processing malted sorghum grains

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Agricultural Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Subjects: Plant Production
Statistics and Experimentation > Experimentation
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 02:59
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 03:00
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