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Vol.1, No.3, 2022: pp.108-113

EFFECT OF SCOURER SCREEN PATTERNS ON THE WHEAT HUSK REMOVAL EFFICIENCY

Authors:

Dursun Bal1

, Mahmud Bakırhan1

, Murat Apakhan1

, Hakkı Ekem1

, Ömer Sinan Şahin2

, Muharrem Hilmi Aksoy2

1Imas Integrated Machinery System R&D Center, Turkey
2Konya Technical University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Turkey

Received: 23.06.2022.
Accepted: 12.09.2022.
Available: 30.09.2022.

Abstract:

The scourer machines remove wheat husk contaminated with pesticides and other impurities that adversely affect product quality and shelf life. For this purpose, at least one scourer machine is used in each industrial grain flour factory, depending on the capacity. The efficiency of these machines is highly dependent on the surface texture and scourer screen patterns. In this study, the efficiency of the wheat scourer machines with various wall patterns and meshes was investigated experimentally. The investigation employed six distinct types of scourer screens. Type-4 has produced the best results in fractured grain rate, whereas Type-2 has produced the best in ash content. It was revealed that wheat’s scouring efficiency and physical and chemical properties vary depending on the scourer screen pattern.

Keywords:

Ash content, scourer machine, efficiency, fractured grain rate, scourer screens, scourer patterns

Volume 1
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September 2022