Next Article in Journal
Sustainable Block Design Process for High-Rise and High-Density Districts with Snow and Wind Simulations for Winter Cities
Previous Article in Journal
Rural Residents’ Perception of Construction Project Delays in Pakistan
Article Menu
Issue 11 (November) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessCommunication
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
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
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)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1702 KB, uploaded 20 November 2017]   |  


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

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Konopka, S.; Choszcz, D.J.; Markowski, P. Optimization of the Separation Parameters and Indicators of Separation Efficiency of Buckwheat Seeds. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2134.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top