US 9,808,021 B2
Systems and methods for ozone treatment of grain in grain piles
Kevin C. Johnson, Pocatello, ID (US); Lynn Johnson, American Falls, ID (US); Delron E. Albert, Aberdeer, ID (US); and Vane Case, Blackloot, ID (US)
Assigned to Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, IL (US)
Filed by Kevin C. Johnson, Pocatello, ID (US); Lynn Johnson, American Falls, ID (US); Delron E. Albert, Aberdeer, ID (US); and Vane Case, Blackloot, ID (US)
Filed on Mar. 3, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/716,301.
Application 12/716,301 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/645,279, filed on Dec. 22, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2011/0151073 A1, Jun. 23, 2011
Int. Cl. A23B 9/30 (2006.01); A23B 9/18 (2006.01)
CPC A23B 9/30 (2013.01) [A23B 9/18 (2013.01); A23V 2002/00 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of treating a problem location of grain stored in a grain pile comprising:
piling the grain outdoors, thus producing the grain pile;
covering the grain pile with a covering;
monitoring temperature and/or odor of the grain pile;
upon detecting an abnormal temperature variance and/or an abnormal odor, determining the problem location in the grain pile;
creating an access hole in the covering proximate the problem location;
inserting a tube into the problem location of the grain pile through the access hole;
applying ozone through the tube to the problem location within the grain pile; and
removing the tube from the grain pile.