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Introduction to Biosystems Engineering
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org and Virginia Tech PublishingCitation: 10.21061/IntroBiosystemsEngineering, Copyright 2021
Authors: Nicholas M. Holden, Mary Leigh Wolfe, Jactone A. Ogejo, Enda J. Cummins
Keywords: Textbook, Biosystems Engineering.
General areas and chapters as of June, 2021, include:
--Energy Systems: Bioenergy Conversion Systems, Biogas Energy from Organic Wastes, Biodiesel from Oils and Fats, Baling Biomass
--Information Technology, Sensors, and Control Systems: Basic Microcontroller Use for Measurement and Control, Visible and Near Infrared Optical Spectroscopic Sensors for Biosystems Engineering, Data Processing in Biosystems Engineering
--Machinery Systems: Traction, Crop Establishment and Protection, Grain Harvest and Handling, Mechatronics and Intelligent Systems in Agricultural Machinery
--Natural Resources and Environmental Systems: Water Budgets for Sustainable Water Management, Water Quality as a Driver of Ecological System Health, Quantifying and Managing Soil Erosion on Cropland, Anaerobic Digestion of Agri-Food By-products, Measurement of Gaseous Emissions from Animal Housing
--Plant, Animal, and Facility Systems: Plant Production in Controlled Environments, Building Design for Energy Efficient Livestock Housing
--Processing Systems:Freezing of Food, Principles of Thermal Processing of Packaged Foods, Deep Fat Frying of Food, Irradiation of Food, Packaging
The entire textbook or individual chapters may be downloaded from https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/93254. It is also available as an at-cost print edition from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949373932.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)