Particle Movement and Separation Phenomena for a Gravity Separator: II. Experimental Data and Performance of Distance-Transition Markov Models

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1987
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Balascio, Carmine
Misra, Manjit
Johnson, Howard
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Misra, Manjit
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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Since 1905, the Department of Agricultural Engineering, now the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), has been a leader in providing engineering solutions to agricultural problems in the United States and the world. The department’s original mission was to mechanize agriculture. That mission has evolved to encompass a global view of the entire food production system–the wise management of natural resources in the production, processing, storage, handling, and use of food fiber and other biological products.

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In 1905 Agricultural Engineering was recognized as a subdivision of the Department of Agronomy, and in 1907 it was recognized as a unique department. It was renamed the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in 1990. The department merged with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology in 2004.

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Linear programming procedures are used to fit stationary and nonstationary distance-transition Markov probability models to experimentally obtained particle distribution data from the deck of a gravity separator. Particle movement modeled is that of a light discard fraction. Performance of the models is examined by comparing predicted "typical'' particle pathways with observed particle pathways. The Markov process is found to be an appropriate model of particle movement.

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This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 30 (1987): 1840–1847, doi:10.13031/2013.30647. Posted with permission.

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