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Title: EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY ON THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF DDGS WITH VARYING SOLUBLES PERCENTAGES

Author
item VYKUNDESHWARI, GANESAN
item Rosentrater, Kurt
item MUTHUKUMARAPPAN, K

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/10/2004
Publication Date: 7/17/2005
Citation: Vykundeshwari, G., Rosentrater, K.A., Muthukumarappan, K. 2005. Effect of temperature and relative humidity on the physical properties of DDGS with varying solubles percentages. Meeting Abstract. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Annual International Meeting. July 17-20, 2005. Tampa, FL.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have been widely used as protein sources for ruminants and non-ruminants for more than two decades. Distillers' grains are energy dense as they contain high fat levels. With the exponential growth of the fuel ethanol industry in the past several years, significant quantities of distillers' grains are now being produced. To effectively utilize these feeds in the domestic market, however, these coproduct streams are increasingly being transported greater distances, and must be stored in various structures until final use. In the authors' previous work, it was found that increased addition of solubles to DDGS affected the resulting physical and chemical properties. The objective of this phase of the study is to examine the effect of various temperature and relative humidity levels on the resulting physical properties of DDGS with varying soluble percentages.