Measuring efficiency of crop cleaners by image analysis

Junming Wang, Frank E. Eaton, Ted W. Sammis, Me Konnen Gebremichael

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The purity of product from agricultural cleaners (such as chile, cotton, bean, wheat and other crop cleaners) is needed to be measured under various conditions in order to adjust and optimize the machine at the design and improvement stages. The traditional weight-based method of measuring purity is time consuming, and requires much labor. In this study, we used image analysis to measure percent crop cover for the product output to infer the purity. Chile cleaner was used as one example machine to compare between Photoshop

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-41
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Chile
  • Cleaner
  • Image analysis
  • Measuring efficiency
  • Pepper
  • Purity
  • Separation
  • Trash

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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