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Dept of Agriculture has commenced a research program into processing aspects of dvf quality during 1984 with funding from a Community Employment Program Grant and received further funding from ADFA and Dried Fruits Research Council.

Airstream sorters are machines designed to remove lightweight waste components from 1kg samples of dried vine fruit by blowing out immature fruit and vine trash in an enclosed column.

This ability to remove waste was determined at different air velocities and with fruit of different maturity and moisture content.

Evaluation of airstream sorting for grading Australian dried vine fruit



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