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Drying and Storing Lentils: Engineering and Entomological Aspects



For effective storage and end-uses, different drying and storage techniques and principles need to be followed based on the requirements and problems associated with the end use characteristics of lentils. This chapter deals with established drying and storage methods of lentils with emphasis on the mathematical models and associated drying and storage related thermo-physical properties of lentils. Potential of other methods of drying lentils has been mentioned. Effects of drying and storage on lentil quality have been assessed and recent techniques to measure these quality parameters have been discussed. This chapter also deals with the insect free storage of lentil for seed as well as for food purpose. Various insect management strategies for the storage of lentils have been discussed. Apart from conventional storage methods, recent control measures which can be used for lentil storage have also been discussed


Equilibrium Moisture Content Moisture Diffusivity Cooking Time Machine Vision System Insect Growth Regulator 
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  1. 1.Department of Biosystems EngineeringUniversity of Manitoba, WinnipegManitobaCanada
  2. 2.Division of EntomologyIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew Delhi 110 012India

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