APPLICATION OF OZONE IN GRAIN DRYING: AUTONOMOUS SENSOR SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION AND PECULARITIES
The capabilities of modern electronics for autonomous environmental monitoring with wireless data transmission and storage are diverse and give the network operator some freedom in performing any task. The aim of the study is to develop a sensor system for monitoring and controlling the active drying process of grain. An experimental prototype was developed and installed on the farm for two grain drying tanks of the same volume; for one of which the intake air was blended with ozone as a grain drying agent. The paper analyzes the desired and minimum number of monitoring parameters, sensor requirements, their optimal placement in grain drying tanks, data collection, transmission and storage, and data processing and display capabilities. By way of example, the preliminary results of grain drying in tank with ozone-enriched intake air are demonstrated.