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Technical Notes: Aspiration Cleaning of Soybeans
Applied Engineering in Agriculture
  • Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr., Iowa State University
  • Jeff Buresch, Iowa State University
  • Glen R. Rippke, Iowa State University
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Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Abstract
Soybean samples containing 0.5 to 4.0% foreign material and 3 to 22% splits were aspiration cleaned at air velocities of 19 m/s (3500 ft/min) and 10 m/s (1970 ft/min). Both airflow rates removed 80% of the total non-soybean material, and removed similar amounts of splits. The high airflow rate removed 1.1% of whole soybeans compared to 0.4% at low airflow rate. At either airflow rate, the aspirator removed less saleable material and more non-grain material than previously reported for screen cleaning. Aspiration could be an acceptable method for meeting reduced foreign material requirements for soybeans.
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This article is from Applied Engineering in Agriculture 12 (1996): 585–586. Posted with permission.

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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
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en
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Citation Information
Charles R. Hurburgh, Jeff Buresch and Glen R. Rippke. "Technical Notes: Aspiration Cleaning of Soybeans" Applied Engineering in Agriculture Vol. 12 Iss. 5 (1996) p. 585 - 586
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles_hurburgh/36/