Chari V. Kandala

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A simple, low cost instrument that measures impedance and phase angle was used along with a parallel-plate capacitance system to estimate the moisture content (MC) of six types of wheat. Moisture content of grain is important and is measured at various stages of their processing and storage. A sample of about 150 g of wheat was placed separately between a(More)
In this work, attempts were made to estimate the total oil content (TOC) in single peanut kernels, using the CI meter (Chari's Impedance meter, described below). Mature peanut kernels of selected varieties with a range of oil contents from 47% to 61% were placed one at a time, between the parallel-plate electrodes of the CI meter, and the impedance (Z) and(More)
Near Infrared reflectance spectroscopy, measuring reflectance value of the energy incident on a peanut sample over the wavelengths 400 nm to 2500 nm, is used to estimate the moisture content (MC) of in-shell peanuts non-destructively. A sample of Valencia type in-shell peanuts weighing about 150g was filled into the sample cup of the instrument and NIR(More)
A simple, low cost instrument that measures impedance and phase angle was used along with a parallel-plate capacitance system to estimate the moisture content (MC) of yellow corn. A sample of corn weighing about 100g was placed between the parallel-plate electrodes and the impedance and phase angle of the system were measured. A semi-empirical equation was(More)
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