Dielectric Properties Of Agricultural Materials And Their Applications

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Dielectric Properties of Agricultural Materials and Their Applications provides an understanding of the fundamental principles governing dielectric properties of materials, describes methods for measuring such properties, and discusses many applications explored for solving industry problems. The information in this reference stimulates new research for solving problems associated with production, handling, and processing of agricultural and food products. Anyone seeking a better understanding of dielectric properties of materials and application of radio-frequency and microwave electromagnetic energy for solution of problems in agriculture and related fields will find this an essential resource. Presents applications of dielectric properties for sensing moisture in grain and seed and the use of such properties in radio-frequency and microwave dielectric heating of agricultural materials Offers information for finding correlations between dielectric properties and quality attributes such as sweetness in melons, or other desired characteristics of agricultural products Identifies conditions for selective dielectric heating of materials such as insects in grain or biological organisms in soils Provides a solid understanding of dielectric properties and the variables that influence these properties

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Dielectric Properties of Agricultural Materials and Their Applications provides an understanding of the fundamental principles governing dielectric properties of materials, describes methods for measuring such properties, and discusses many applications explored for solving industry problems. The information in this reference stimulate...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 9, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128023058

ISBN - 13:9780128023051

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Theory and Fundamental Principles

Chapter 2: Measurement of Dielectric Properties

Chapter 3: General Agricultural Applications

Chapter 4: Insect Control Applications

Chapter 5: Seed Treatment Applications

Chapter 6: Product Conditioning Applications

Chapter 7: Grain and Seed Moisture Sensing Applications

Chapter 8: Assessment of Soil Treatment for Pest Control

Chapter 9: Quality Sensing in Fruits and Vegetables

Chapter 10: Mining Applications

Chapter 11: Dielectric Properties of Selected Food Materials

Chapter 12: Sensing Moisture and Density of Solid Biofuels

Chapter 13: Dielectric Properties Models for Grain

Chapter 14: Development of Microwave Moisture Sensing Instrumentation

Chapter 15: Dielectric Properties Data

Chapter 16: Closely Related Physical Properties Data for Grain and Seed