Journal article
Hay Component Sieving by a Rotary Sieve with Lifting Flights



Publication Details
Authors:
Lozano-Osorno, F.; Hensel, O.
Publication year:
2014
Journal:
Drying Technology
Pages range:
1560-1567
Volume number:
32
Start page:
1560
End page:
1567
Number of pages:
8
ISSN:
0737-3937

Abstract
In order to improve drying of hay-composed materials, the already dried parts must be extracted from the mixture to save energy and avoid quality problems. A separation test of a mixture of leaf and stems of ryegrass and clover for hay was developed for this, using a rotary sieve with lifter flights and the vegetal material at several moisture contents. The best separation results were found for the dried state and rotation speed of 2.1 sec(-1). The stems' separation efficiencies were between 74 and 96%.


Keywords
Grass drying, Hay, Leaves and stems separation, Rotary sieve


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