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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

1 - Modeling Erosion of Particulate Matter
2 - Micro-Quality: Every Kernel Counts
3 - Lincoln company develops new weapon for the weevil wars
4 - Chilly reception runs off unwanted bugs!
5 - ARS, Industry Cooperation Yields Device to Detect Insects in Stored Wheat
6 - Monitoring mold by measuring CO2
7 - Sorter Detects and Removes Damaged Popcorn Kernels
8 - ARS Scientist Wins The Andersons Research Grant Program: Team Competition
9 - How Far Does Dust Travel During a Wind Erosion Event?
10 - Non-Destructive Prediction of Protein, Starch, & Moisture using NIR Spectroscopy
11 - SKCS technology Increases Accuracy Identifying Soft & Hard Wheat Grown in Pacific Northwest
12 - From Granaries to Insectaries: NIR Technology Helps Human Health
13 - Insects Play Hide and Seek in Wheat
14 - Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Detects Honey Bee Queen Insemination
15 - Sensor offers a Promising Means to Determine the Moisture Content of Grain During Storage or Transportation in Cargo Holds
16 - Pulsewave™ Technology Reduces Grain to Flour at Lower Energy Costs
Pulsewave™ Technology Reduces Grain to Flour at Lower Energy Costs


Resonance destruction occurs when the vibration of a certain material exceeds its natural resonance frequency, such as when the Tacoma Narrows Bridge failed in 1940.   This research reports the use of this resonance destruction phenomenon to process grain.   In cooperation with Dr. Jeff Gwirtz, KSU, we used a Pulsewave™   Technology machine with a capacity range of 500-8,000 pounds per hour to reduce wheat grain to flour.   The Pulsewave™ Technology has the ability to reduce a very high percentage of clean endosperm into flour in a single pass and thus potentially uses significantly less energy than a conventional mill.   This technology causes grain to break into fractions differently than a conventional mill, and thus produces flour with different, possibly superior, quality traits.

 

For more information contact:
Dr. Floyd Dowell at floyd.dowell@ars.usda.gov

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ARS News Articles

Modeling Erosion of Particulate Matter
Aug 05, 2011
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Jun 24, 2010
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Last Modified: 8/8/2011