April 01, 2001
by Emily Wilson
High-quality and pure end products are prerequisites for flour mills to maintain successful operation. But an increasing amount of contaminated grain is being delivered to mills as a result of ecological growing methods, environmental influences, poor storage conditions and improper transportation. The main groups of contaminants affecting grain processing operations are pesticides, microorganisms, mycotoxins, toxic heavy metals and filth. According to Buhler, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., the amount of contaminants in the process can be reduced by applying a carefully selected range of equipment in the grain cleaning section and by optimizing process engineering. Stop by Buhler's booth to see how its Scourer MHXS and Aspiration Channel MVSG/H can filter out contaminants in raw material.