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.
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 grai
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@qu:...a significant book. Though actually the proceedings of a conference, the book nevertheless provides an authoritative description of many of the scientific aspects of storage technique. It is the first comprehensive publication in this field... the coverage is excellent, with both review articles and papers on current research and applications. In addition to being a good source of information to research workers, the book will provide up-to-date information on many aspects of controlled atmosphere grain storage in a way that gives a broad introduction to the potential and problems of the techniques. @source: Food Technology in Australia