Special Issue "Preservation and Storage of Grain"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019) | Viewed by 148

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jochen Mellmann
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Guest Editor
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB); Department of Postharvest Engineering
Interests: drying of agricultural products; heat and mass transfer; fluid dynamics; particle flow; dryer development.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Grain and products produced from grain belong to the most important staple foods of humankind. This is illustrated by the fact that about 70% of the total arable land worldwide is used for grain cultivation. In the harvesting period 2016/17, more than 2.5× 109 tons of grain, corn, and rice were produced. Based on approximation, between 10 and 50 % of the global annual grain harvest is lost due to spoilage depending on the region. Significant portions of this loss occur during preservation and storage.

Therefore, research activities are required to reduce grain losses and improve process and product quality in this part of the grain production chain. Both research papers on specific topics, as well as review articles, are welcome on recent research results. Contributions may focus on processes such as drying, ventilation, cooling, wet preservation, storage, and combinations of these including quality aspects.

Dr. Jochen Mellmann
Guest Editor

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  • drying of grain
  • ventilation
  • cooling
  • storage

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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