Development of Soybean Sprouter Using Principle of Siphoning

싸이폰원리를 이용한 콩나물 자동재배기 개발

  • Kim, Joong-Man (College of Life Science and Natural Resources, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Choi, Yong-Bae (College of Life Science and Natural Resources, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Yang, Dong-Kun (College of Life Science and Natural Resources, Wonkwang University)
  • 김중만 (원광대학교 생명자원과학대학) ;
  • 최용배 (원광대학교 생명자원과학대학) ;
  • 양동근 (원광대학교 생명자원과학대학)
  • Published : 1997.06.01

Abstract

One of the major problems in automation of soybean sprouter is watering method. This study was conducted solve this problem. The soybean sprouter consisted of three parts: water-receiving chamber with siphon, water spraying bowl and sprout cultivating bowl. It functions as automatic-watering without manpower and electric power, and is not noisy and has duration. Watering interval, watering time and amount could be controlled by regulation of dropping times/min from a tap. Chlorine contained in tap water is naturally decreased during its (water) storage in the water receiving chamber. Among three types of sprouter (siphon type, wet paper type and water pump type) the siphon type can be used at $25{\sim}30^{\circ}C$ that is the optimum temperature for soybean sprout.