Influence of electrostriction forces on energy consumption of drying grain seeds in a drum drier
 
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Department of General Electric, Faculty of Fundamental Engineering, Technical University, ul.Nadbystrzycka 38 A, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Agriculture, ul.Doświadczalna 50 A, 20-280 Lublin, Poland
 
Int. Agrophys. 1996, 10(1): 63–67
 
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In this paper, the results of studies on energy consumption in the process of grain seeds drying are presented. Tarushkin's hypothesis forms the basis of these studies according to which positive and negative tensile stresses that arise in an electrostatic field produce micro changes in grain structure. These changes may manifest themselves in reducing the capability to keep the moisture and thereby reducing the energy consumption in the process of conventional drying.
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