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Storage of Cereal Grains and Their Products, Fifth Edition
Storage of Cereal Grains and Their Products, Fifth Edition

An enduring reference about the design and operation of grain facilities

  • Up-to-date overview of the processing and storage of grain and grain-related products

  • Essential information on the design and operation of grain facilities

  • Eleven new chapters covering advances from across almost 30 years

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Edited by Kurt A. Rosentrater

Dr. Kurt Rosentrater is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and 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.

Rosentrater 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.

Rosentrater holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in agricultural and biosystems engineering from Iowa State University. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, the Cereals & Grains Association, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Physical Society, and Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society.

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 cereals researchers from both 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.

Storage of Cereal Grains and Their Products, Fifth Edition

1. Introduction to cereal grains, pseudocereals, oilseeds, and pulses
2. A brief journey through history
3. Overview of storage systems for cereal grains and grain products
4. Alternative and emerging storage practices and technologies
5. Grain storage in developing countries
6. Structural, physical, and engineering properties of cereal grains and grain products
7. Design and engineering considerations for grain storage, handling, and processing facilities
8. Sampling, inspecting, and grading
9. The significant of moisture and its measurement in cereal grains and grain products
10. Cereal grain drying systems
11. Rice drying systems
12. Grain aeration systems and storage management
13. Hazard monitoring equipment selection, installation, and maintenance
14. Safety, human interactions, and decision-making processes
15. Identity preservation in grain supply chains and considerations for genetically modified materials
16. Dust control and explosion prevention
17. Biochemical, functional, and nutritive changes during storage
18. Microflora and storage molds
19. Mycotoxins in grains
20. Rodents and grain
21. Insects in grains: identification, damage, and detection
22. Control of insect pests during storage
23. Integrated pest management
24. Fumigation
25. Economics of grain storage
26. Global food security perspective

Publish Date: 2022
Format: 8.5” x 10.8” paperback
ISBN: 978-0-12812-758-2
Pages: 754
Publication Weight: 5 lbs

Edited by Kurt A. Rosentrater

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