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Die Bodenkultur - Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment
The drying of kernels from Cucurbita pepo L.
In a trial project the drying process of kernels of Cucurbita pepo L. was tested. For batch driers with temperatures of the drying air between 40 and 60 °C a air flow rate of 3000 m3/m3 h (= 0.83 m3/m3 s) was proved favourable. The calculation of a drier with a horizontal floor for 1500 kg dry kernels for one charge is explained.
Key words: Cucurbita pepo L., drying.