Elimination of Cruptolestes Ferrungineus S. in Wheat by Radio Frequency Dielectric Heating at Different Moisture Contents

@article{Shrestha2013EliminationOC,
  title={Elimination of Cruptolestes Ferrungineus S. in Wheat by Radio Frequency Dielectric Heating at Different Moisture Contents},
  author={Bijay L. Shrestha and Daeung Yu and O. D. Baik},
  journal={Progress in Electromagnetics Research-pier},
  year={2013},
  volume={139},
  pages={517-538}
}
Radio frequency (RF) dielectric heating was tested to control Cryptolestes ferrungineus S. in the bulk wheat samples (ca.152g, dia. = 50mm, ht. = 100mm) at the MCs (%, w. b.) of 12, 15, and 18 using a pilot-scale RF heater (1.5kW, 27.12MHz) in the batch mode. When the temperature of the hottest spot (geometric center) of the sample, TH was at 80 - C, all the adult insects were found dead at the cold spots, near bottom-wall, at 50.7 to 56.0 - C depending up on the wheat MCs. The temperatures of… 

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