Effect of Moisture content and Soluble levels on the Physical and Chemical Properties of DDGS

V. Ganesan, Kurt A. Rosentrater, K. Muthukumarappan
2005 2005 Tampa, FL July 17-20, 2005   unpublished
Over the past few decades, researches concerning handling and storage characteristics of bulk solids have been conducted to a large extent. Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) are a bulk material that has been widely used as a protein source for ruminants and non-ruminants for more than two decades. Distillers' grains are energy dense as they contain high fat levels. With the exponential growth of the fuel ethanol industry in the past several years, significant quantities of
more » ... grains are now being produced. To effectively utilize these feeds in the domestic market, however, these coproduct streams are increasingly being transported greater distances, and must be stored until final use. DDGS flow is often problematic as it can become restricted by caking and bridging which occurs during transportation and storage. This issue probably results from storage moisture, temperature, relative humidity, particle size, time, or temperature variations. The objective of this phase of the study is to examine the effect of various moisture content levels (10, 15, 20, 25, 30% db) on the resulting physical and chemical properties of DDGS with varying soluble percentages (10, 15, 20, 25% db).
doi:10.13031/2013.20125 fatcat:gcotyjaymbefhexckzpzqqtq3u