|Moisture content SIMULATION OF pea seeds (pisum sativum)
Vladimír rataj, Marek Fúska
Department of Machinery and Production Systems,
University of Agriculture, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia
By the investigation of agrophysical characteristics of biological materials is very important their moisture content. This characteristic manifests especially by the experiments with the seeds. In many experiments is inevitable to work with additionally damp seeds. For laboratory simulation of moisture content exists several methods. From the experience is known that by the wetting the seeds accept water with different velocity. For achievement of uniform sample wetting is necessary to prolong the moistering process. In this time there is a supposition that the moisture content is gathered by those seeds too, which in the beginning accepted water only very slowly. In the presented work are mentioned the results of experiments with the wetting to beforehand fixed moisture content (destination moisture content) of pea seeds. On the base of results is determined the time necessary for wetting the pea seeds.
moisture, simulation, pea seeds, variance