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Title : The influence of moisture content of barley on the flaking process
Key words : barley; flaking process; moisture content; grain
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The paper presents the study, which aimed at determining how moisture content of barley grain and the size of the grain crusher working gap affect changes on the embodied energy during the flaking process and properties of the obtained flakes. Thus, the barley grains of Barke variety were moisturized up to the level of 14, 18, 22 and 26%. Then grains were subjected to flaking, and at the same time the embodied energy was measured. The next step was to evaluate the physical properties of the product such as: angle of repose, chute angle, bulk and shaken density. Also a mesh analysis was applied. Moreover, the absorption coefficient of water has been evaluated for each series of products. As stated, the size of grain crusher working gap significantly affects changes of the embodied energy during the process. The lowest values were registered for 2.0 mm wide gap. As observed, the moisture content of grains affects the physical properties of the product. It should also be noted, that during the flaking process of grain with moisture content of 14%, the significant amount of flour is obtained.

Please use the following format to cite the selected article : Blicharz-Kania, A., Andrejko, D., Ślaska-Grzywna, B., Starek, A., Szejgiec, P., Krzaczek, P. (2015). The influence of moisture content of barley on the flaking process. Inzynieria Rolnicza, 1(153), 5-14.
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