with the collaboration of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME)
Research Article Image Processing
Identification of Idiocerus stali (Hem.: Cicadellidae) Using Image Processing and Artificial Neural Networks

Z. Azizpour; H. Vahedi; A. N. Lorestani

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 107-118


  IntroductionPistachio or Green Gold is one of the most important agricultural crops and is especially important for Iranian exports. A group of pistachio's pests mainly feed on pistachio, among which Idiocerus stali is very important. Conventional methods for identifying insects using identification ...  Read More

Research Article
Exergy Analysis of the Steam Generation System to Explore the Potential for Optimizing Energy Consumption

I. Golpour; P. Ahmadi Moghaddam; A. M. Nikbakht

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 119-130


  IntroductionSteam generation system is a crucial and essential part of food industries which generates and distributes steam for consumption in domestic production units. Energy analysis based on the first law of thermodynamics was employed as the basic approach to assess energy systems. However, the ...  Read More

Research Article
Developing the Computational Simulator to Control the Ventilation Condition of Poultry House and Optimize the Production

H. Farzanpour; S. S. Seiiedlou Heris; H. Nalbandi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 131-146


  IntroductionIn livestock and specifically poultry houses, controlling the internal environment conditions is a key factor to increase animal productivity and prevent their casualties. Controlling the atmospheric conditions like the air temperature and gas concentration in semi-enclosed spaces like poultry ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigation of the Co-digestion of Chicken Manure with Chicken Intestine and Its Contents and Rumen Contents

A. Mirzaee; M. Soleymani; H. Bahrami; M. Norouzi Masir

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 147-157


  Introduction: Almost 18 percent of emitted greenhouse gasses in Iran come from livestock industries, especially from manure decomposition. With the anaerobic digestion of animal wastes, in addition to eliminating its disadvantages, biogas as a clean and renewable energy carrier is produced. In addition, ...  Read More

Research Article
Spectral Feature Selection from the Hyperspectral Dataset to Identify Pistachio Leaves Infected by Psylla

A. Moghimi; A. Sazgarnia; M. H. Aghkhani

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 159-167


  IntroductionPistachio production has been adversely affected by Psylla, which is a devastating insect. The primary goal of this study was to select sensitive spectral bands to distinguish pistachio leaves infected by Psylla from healthy leaves. Diagnosis of psylla disease before the onset of visual cues ...  Read More

Research Article
Development and Optimization a Threshing Unit for Sunflower Grain with Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

E. Chavoshgoli; Sh. Abdollahpour; H. R. Ghasemzadeh

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 169-179


  IntroductionThe nut sunflower is usually cultivated in small farms and is harvested with a low capacity of harvester at high moisture content. For the rigid threshing components, impact and knead force are so large as it leads to crushing of the grain or inner stress. This reduces marketability and the ...  Read More

Research Article Design and Construction
Design, Construction and Evaluation of a Measuring Device for Rice Picker Combine Losses Based on Piezoelectric Sensor at Lab Scale

M. Hasannia Samakoush; S. R. Mousavi Seyedi; A. Mahdavian

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 181-192


  IntrodutionNowadays, supplying the needed food for people is one of the main global issues. Among foods, rice as the second vital crop has an important role in the world. The amount of global rice losses is about 21 percent and in Iran is reported between 16 to 30 percent that the most amount of it belongs ...  Read More

Research Article Agricultural waste management
Potential Assessment of Energy Providing for Bagasse-Based Chipboard Industry Using Sugarcane Waste (A case study: Debal Khozaie Agro-Industry)

E. Alboativi; A. Asakereh; H. Zaki Dizaji; Y. Mansoori

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 193-206


  Introduction: Bagasse is the dry pulpy fibrous residue that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed for juice extraction. Bagasse is widely used in conversional and by-product industries. Bagasse is commonly used as a substitute for wood in many tropical and subtropical countries for the production ...  Read More

Research Article
Energy and Exergy Analysis of Sour Cherry Evaporation Line

N. Sedaghat Herfeh; A. M. Nikbakht; H. Mobli; A. R. Keyhani; A. Piri

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 207-218


  IntroductionSour cherry concentration is a significant agro-industry in the world. In 2016, world production was 13.8 million tons and most of which were processed in the form of concentrate or frozen products. Iran has the 6th rank among the producers of sour cherry and experienced a highly rise (45%) ...  Read More

Research Article
Effect of Different Tillage Systems and Deficit Irrigation on Yield and Water Use Efficiency of Sugar Beet

A. Heidari; A. Ghadami Firouzabadi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 219-229


  Introduction: Conventional tillage is widely used in sugar beet growing areas. However, conventional farming uses more labour and machines that has a negative effect on soil and the environment. Due to limited water resources and recent droughts, proper use of modern tillage and irrigation methods can ...  Read More

Research Article
Microscopic Investigation of Cold Plasma Effect on Chickpea Seed Germination

M. Fereydoni; H. Haji Agha Alizaheh

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 231-240


  IntroductionAs the world's population grows, more food need to be produced. Plasma technology is one of the methods that can improve plant growth. Cold plasma is effective in increasing growth and germination indices. In this article, the effect of cold plasma based on corona discharge was investigated ...  Read More

Research Article Design and Construction
Development of an Electronic System for Determining Vertical Loads on the Rear Axle of Cereal Combine Harvesters in Motion

A. Rezaei; H. Masoudi; H. Zaki Dizaji; M. E. Khorasani

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 241-252


  Introduction The cereal combine harvester is one of the agricultural machines that works in difficult conditions and its parts are constantly under various static and dynamic loads. For the optimal design of vehicle parts, types and values of loads applied to them must be determined correctly. The purpose ...  Read More