Investigation of parameters affecting cotton waste shredding for as straw mushroom substrates

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Jarinee Jongpluempiti Ponthep Vengsungnle Nattadon Pannucharoenwong

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The objectives of the study were to investigate the effects of shredding parameters on cotton waste reduction for straw mushroom substrate before filling into polyethylene bags. The variables of this study include: rotating knife sets in a spiral shape and V-shape, belt conveyor speeds at 1.4 rpm, 1.7 rpm and 2.33 rpm, rotating knife speeds at 131.6 rpm, 157.1 rpm and 183.1 rpm. It was found that the substrates shredding quantity and capacity depend on all variables, especially the impact of belt conveyor speed, which was consistent with statistical analysis. For the V-shape rotating knives, a belt conveyor speed of 2.33 rpm and rotating knife speed of 183.1 rpm had a high shredding capacity, of about 380 kg/hr, which is the best result for this article.

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Jarinee Jongpluempiti, Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering Rajamangala University of Technology Isarn Thailand

Ponthep Vengsungnle, Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Thailand

Nattadon Pannucharoenwong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, PathumThani, Thailand

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thammasat University Thailand

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