Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Grains

Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Grains

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editor: J. Shejbal
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601025

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Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Grains emerged from the International Symposium on Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Grains held at Castelgandolfo, near Rome, Italy, from May 12-15, 1980. The event was organized by ASSORENI (Association of ENI Companies for Scientific Research) and co-sponsored by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), ICC (International Association for Cereal Chemistry) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event was the first international symposium ever held on the subject and the entire breadth of the field of grain storage in controlled atmospheres was included in the six sessions, from naturally produced oxygen-poor atmospheres in underground pits to sophisticated automatic inert gas industrial storage facilities. The present volume is organized into seven parts corresponding to the six Sessions of original papers and the Round Table Discussion Session. Parts I-VI contain papers presented during the sessions on natural air-tight storage, entomology of controlled atmosphere storage, microbiology of controlled atmosphere storage, artificial controlled atmosphere storage, preservation of quality in controlled atmospheres, and facilities for artificial controlled atmosphere storage and economic aspects. The Round Table Discussion in Part VII presents the wrap-up reports for the six Sessions followed by a general discussion.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    I Session: Natural Air-Tight Storage

    Significance of underground storage in traditional systems of grain production

    Studies on the preservation of food grains under natural airtight storage

    Underground storage in some Arab countries

    Field experience with hermetic storage of grain in Eastern Africa with emphasis on structures intended for famine reserves

    Effect of airtight storage on insect pests of stored products

    II Session: Entomology of Controlled Atmosphere Storage

    Low temperatures: effects on control of Sitophilus oryzae (L.) with modified atmospheres

    Integrated approach to the use of controlled atmospheres for insect control in grain storage

    Synergistic effect of CO2 and O2 mixtures on two stored grain insect pests

    Mortality of various stored product insects in low oxygen atmospheres produced by an exothermic inert atmosphere generator

    Susceptibility of the life stages of Sitophilus zeamais and Trogoderma granarium larvae to nitrogen atmosphere in minisilos

    A review of recent studies of the effects of controlled atmospheres on stored product pests

    III Session: Microbiology of Controlled Atmosphere Storage

    Microbiology of controlled atmosphere storage of grains - an overview

    Oxygen depletion as a method in grain storage: microbiological basis

    Effect of nitrogen storage on the fungal contamination of cereal grains

    Influence of nitrogen on the growth of some storage fungi on moist wheat

    Wet grains storages under modified atmospheres. Microbiological aspects

    IV Session: Artificial Controlled Atmosphere Storage

    Storability of cereal grains and oil seeds in nitrogen

    Experimental and commercial modified atmosphere treatments of stored grain in Australia

    Methods of applying carbon dioxide for insect control in stored grain

    Advances in grain storage in a CO2 atmosphere in Japan

    Characteristics of carbon dioxide gas adsorption by grain and its components

    Application of artificial controlled atmospheres to grain storage in the tropics: case study of Nigeria

    Adiabatic storage trials as an experimental tool for predicting storability in artificial controlled atmospheres

    V Session: Preservation of Quality in Controlled Atmospheres

    Changes in quality of wheat during 18 years storage

    Functional and end-use properties of various commodities stored in a low oxygen atmosphere

    Preservation of chemical parameters in cereal grains stored in nitrogen

    Changes in the rheological characteristics and baking quality of wheat at different moisture contents stored under nitrogen

    Preservation of chemical and organoleptic parameters in different varieties of hazelnuts in nitrogen and in air

    Environmental influence of inert gas on the hermetic storage of unpolished rice

    Behavior of rapeseeds and sunflower seeds stored in airtight conditions. Evolution of microflora and fat acidity

    VI Session: Facilities for Artificial Controlled Atmosphere Storage and Economic Aspects

    Simulation model of two-dimensional heat transfer in controlled-atmosphere grain bins

    Water vapor and heat transfers in grains silos and their consequences on storage

    Problems and their solutions found in the construction of concrete bins for hermetic storage

    Requirements for the integration of large-scale hermetic storage facilities with conventional systems

    Controlled atmosphere grain storage in China

    The first Italian large scale facilities for the storage of cereal grains in nitrogen

    Conversion of existing grain storage structures for modified atmosphere use

    Pneumatically formed reinforced concrete domes for grain storage facilities, built with Binishells technology

    Economic aspects of nitrogen storage of grains

    Systems of supply of nitrogen for the storage of grains in controlled atmosphere

    Seal-O-Silo system (method for restoring airtightness of reinforced concrete silos used for storage of cereals)

    VII Session: Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Grains in the Present and Future (A Round Table Discussion)

    Wrap-up report of I Session

    Wrap-up report of II Session

    Wrap-up report of III Session

    Wrap-up report of IV Session

    Wrap-up report of V Session

    Wrap-up report of VI Session

    General Discussion

    Author and Discussant Index

    Subject Index

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  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601025

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