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Towards an Understanding of DDGS FlowabilityCharacteristics

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  RRV07148,  ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Meeting. (doi: 10.13031/2013.24189) @2007
Authors:   Rumela Bhadra, K Muthukumarappan, Kurt A Rosentrater
Keywords:   Caking, Carr, DDGS, Flowability, Jenike, Properties

Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a major coproduct from the corn-based fuel ethanol industry, is primarily used as livestock feed. Due to high protein, fiber, and energy contents, there is a high demand for DDGS. Flowability of DDGS is often hindered due the phenomenon of caking. Shipping and handling of DDGS has thus become a major issue due to bridge formation between the DDGS particles. The objective of this investigation was to measure flowability of DDGS samples from five ethanol plants in the north central region of the U.S. Carr and Jenike tests were performed, and the resulting data will be presented and discussed. Quantifying DDGS flowability is a first step toward overcoming this challenge facing the industry.

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