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REVIEW: Wet Milling of Corn--A Review of Laboratory-Scale and Pilot Plant-Scale Procedures.

N. Singh (1,2) and S. R. Eckhoff (1). (1) Graduate research assistant and professor, respectively, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801. Mention of product or trade names does not imply endorsement by the University of Illinois. (2) Corresponding author. E-mail: <nsingh@uiuc.edu> Accepted July 24, 1996. Copyright 1996 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

New corn hybrids and various handling and processing conditions can be evaluated using laboratory- or pilot plant-scale procedures. Review of laboratory- and pilot plant-scale wet-milling procedures used in past research indicates that while there are significant differences in some of the procedures, most of the procedures can result in starch yield and other component yields comparable to industrial values. The major variable affecting accuracy and precision appears to be the attention to detail expended by the researcher. Development of a standardized wet-milling procedure may enhance the ability to compare data between researchers.

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