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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Fifteen Years of Research on Moisture Content Determination in Cereal Grains

Authors
item Nelson, Stuart
item Kraszewski, Andrzej
item Lawrence, Kurt
item Trabelsi, Samir - OICD

Submitted to: Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances Proceeding
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 11, 1999
Publication Date: April 11, 1999
Citation: NELSON, S.O., KRASZEWSKI, A.W., LAWRENCE, K.C., TRABELSI, S. FIFTEEN YEARS OF RESEARCH ON MOISTURE CONTENT DETERMINATION IN CEREAL GRAINS. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE INTERACTION WITH WATER AND MOIST SUBSTANCES PROCEEDING. 1999.

Technical Abstract: Findings of research over the past fifteen years on sensing moisture content in cereal grains by Radio-frequency (RF) and microwave measurements related to the dielectric properties of the grain are summarized. Results are described that provide the basis for reliable sensing of grain moisture content in single kernels of grain and in bulk grain samples, including techniques explored for sensing moisture content independent of bulk density fluctuation and which, therefore, have applicability to on-line moisture measurements necessary for moisture monitoring in flowing grain.

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