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This newly published fifth edition of Storage of Cereal Grains and Their Products offers an up-to-date, end-to-end overview of the processing and storage of grain and grain-related products. Like previous editions, this new reference includes essential information on the design and operation of grain facilities and on the preservation of grain quality against specific threats. New to this edition are 11 chapters covering advances from across almost 30 years.

Organized into four sections, chapters have been written and edited by active researchers from academia and industry who highlight the following:

  • The range of storage systems available in the developed and developing worlds
  • Practicalities of the design and implementation of storage systems
  • Details of cereal grain handling, cleaning, drying, aeration, and instrumentation
  • Specific threats to cereal grains, such as rodents, insects, mycotoxins, microflora, and mold
  • Information about pest control, integrated pest management, and biosecurity
  • Future considerations, such as the economics of grain storage and federal regulations and oversight

Storage of Cereal Grains and Their Products, Fifth Edition, is an essential resource for professionals working in the processing, drying, handling, and storage of grain and grain-based products. It is also a valuable academic resource, especially for postgraduate students studying cereal science and food processing.

Kurt Rosentrater is an associate professor in the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

Storage of Cereal Grains and Their Products, Fifth Edition

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

Publish Date: 2020
Format: 6” x 9” paperback
ISBN: 978-0-12812-758-2
Pages: 620
Publication Weight: 5 lbs

Edited by Kurt A. Rosentrater

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