World Wide need for Decomposition Prediction Software.(Grain Storage.)

JWE elgersmad at email.msn.com
Sun Mar 22 05:51:58 EST 1998

    I would like to turn your attention to grain storage.  In that I believe
that with proper air sampling that an evaluation of the bacteria and fungus
present in the storage facility, along with attainable data from lab
cultures of such grain infecting bacteria and funguses, software can be
developed that uses the humidity of a grain storage facility to determin the
rate of decomposition.  Within the event of decomposition  being known the
software would be used to predetermin the length of time that grain in
storage after harvest will be fit for human consumption.

    This would be used in conjunction with a De-humidification system to
completely dry what is appearantly already dry grain.  This would be done to
increase the time that grain can be stored, by removing the moisture that is
responsible for premature sprouting of grains, growth of funguses, rate of
bacterial growth, and the overall rate of decomposition.

    In order to prevent the risk of grain fires, or grain dust explosions, a
properly calibrated humidity sensor.  I believe that this can be done at 20
volts using a DC air resistance measuring device prepared to measure
resistances up to 100 Tera ohms in order to prevent arcing and the potential
of grain fires starting at the sensor.  I reassure you that I have done a
few calculations and have had some experiance in electronics, and these are
close to correct.  I know the importance of high impedances in preventing
arcs.  Second, if the system is designed to preform a second function that
ultra low de-humified environments can be utilized.  Unless an absolutely
de-humidified storage facility is closed, or sealed in such a way grain will
not be removed until it can be humidified the eliminate the risk of static
electricity's potential of generating enough static electricity for a grain
fire or explosion to become eventual, but with a humidifier the problem of
opening sealed storage sites is reduced to almost none.

    I base this solution of prolong storage systems of the longevity of beef
jerky, a few seeds found in desert climates carbon dated at 75 years old,
and active pollen grains carbon dated around 100 years old.

James William Elger.

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