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Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 2134; doi:10.3390/su9112134

Optimization of the Separation Parameters and Indicators of Separation Efficiency of Buckwheat Seeds

Department of Heavy Duty Machines and Research Methodology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
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Received: 2 October 2017 / Revised: 15 November 2017 / Accepted: 16 November 2017 / Published: 20 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources)
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Abstract

The separation parameters and the indicators of separation efficiency for buckwheat seeds and impurities that are difficult to separate were optimized with the use of self-designed software based on genetic algorithms. The results of the calculations differed significantly from the suboptimal values determined in previous studies. The optimal values of the indicator of separation efficiency were higher; whereas the values of the indicator of buckwheat seed loss were significantly lower. The optimal working parameters for a seed separator in order to promote separation efficiency were determined. View Full-Text
Keywords: optimization; genetic algorithms; separation of buckwheat seeds optimization; genetic algorithms; separation of buckwheat seeds
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Konopka, S.; Choszcz, D.J.; Markowski, P. Optimization of the Separation Parameters and Indicators of Separation Efficiency of Buckwheat Seeds. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2134.

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