Storage of Cereal Grains and Their Products

Storage of Cereal Grains and Their Products

5th Edition - June 10, 2022

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  • Editor: Kurt Rosentrater
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128127582

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Storage of Grains and Their Products, Fifth Edition, presents the most authoritative reference on the principles and practices of storing and handling grains and their products. Divided into four main sections, the book covers the range of storage systems available in both the developed and developing world, the practicalities of the design and implementation of grain storage systems, looking in detail at handling, cleaning, drying, aeration, instrumentation amongst other topics, specific threats to stored grains, pulses, oils and pseudocereals from chemicals, rodents, insects and biosecurity, and the economics of grain storage, government regulations and future considerations. Professionals responsible for the storage and handling of grains will find this book a great resource, however, it will also be of interest to academic researchers and postgraduate students in both cereal science and food processing.

Key Features

  • Presents an up-to-date, end-to-end overview of the processing and storage of grain and grain related products
  • Includes eleven new chapters that provide the latest insights into grain storage
  • Edited by active cereals researchers working in industry, with experts from both academia and industry supplying chapters
  • Includes essential information on the design and operation of grain facilities
  • Provides coverage of the preservation of grain quality against specific threats


Professionals working in the processing, drying, handling and storage of grain and grain based products. Reference for academics. Postgraduate students studying cereal science and food processing

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Introduction to Grain Storage
    1. Introduction to cereals, oil seeds, pulses, and pseudo-cereals
    2. Storage throughout history
    3. Overview of contemporary storage systems for cereals, oil seeds, pulses, and pseudo-cereals
    4. Alternative storage practices and technologies
    5. Storage in developing countries

    Part II: Design and operation of grain facilities
    6. Physical, chemical, and engineering properties of grains
    7. Layout, functional, and operational design considerations
    8. Structural design, life safety, and explosion prevention considerations
    9. Material handling operations
    10. Cleaning and sorting operations
    11. Grain sampling, inspection, and grading
    12. Moisture in grains and its measurement
    13. Near infrared and other rapid measurement systems
    14. Grain drying systems
    15. Grain aeration systems and storage management
    16. Sensors, instrumentation, control, and automation systems
    17. Safety, human interactions, and decision-making processes
    18. Management systems and good manufacturing practices
    19. Identity preservation and considerations for genetically modified organisms
    20. Seed handling operations

    Part III: Preservation of grain quality
    21. Biochemical, functional, and nutritive changes during storage
    22. Microflora and molds in grains
    23. Mycotoxins in grains
    24. Rodents in grains
    25. Insects in grains
    26. Control of pests and preventing deterioration during storage
    27. Integrated pest management
    28. Biosecurity

    Part IV: Further considerations
    29. Economics of grain storage
    30. Federal regulations and oversight
    31. International perspectives
    32. Conclusions and future prospects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 772
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publ. & Cereals & Grains Assoc. Bookstore 2022
  • Published: June 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publ. & Cereals & Grains Assoc. Bookstore
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128127582

About the Editor

Kurt Rosentrater

Dr. Kurt Rosentrater is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering as well as Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University. He also serves as Executive Director of the Distillers Grains Technology Council, which is an organization focused on education and outreach to improve the use of beverage and fuel alcohol coproducts in animal feeds. He is actively pursuing a research program to improve the sustainability of the grain-based alcohol industry. His research is focused on developing processes to add value to, and more effectively utilize cereal-based fermentation coproducts. He is developing sustainable, economical materials and products from distillers grains, such as enhanced feeds, foods, bioplastics, biocomposites, industrial intermediates, additional biofuels, and bioenergy. Over the last several years, his work has helped advance the capabilities of ethanol plants to produce, transport, store, and utilize coproducts, which has led to improved utility for livestock producers and increased economic values for ethanol manufacturers. His expertise is in value-added coproduct development, alternative recycling and reprocessing strategies for biofuel coproduct streams, improvements in processing efficiencies, life cycle assessment, techno-economic analysis, modeling and simulation of processing systems, plant layout, and process design. He attended Iowa State University where he received his BS, MS, and PhD in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, the American Association of Cereal Chemists, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Physical Society, and Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, USA

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