Publication of the Department - Farm Power and Machinery


Refereed Journal Publications (53)

  1. Akter, S., Tasnim, S.M., Saha, C.K., Nandi, R., Huda, M.S. 2020. Bio-energy potential of different food wastes. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 18(1): 138–144. https://doi.org/10.5455/JBAU.75078.
  2. Alam, M. A., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M., Manir, M. R., Hasan, M. and Rashid, M. M. (2020). Experimental investigation of solar bubble dryer for rough rice drying in Bangladesh. Journal of Bioscience and Agriculture Research, 23(02), 1920-1930. https://doi.org/10.18801/jbar.230220.236.
  3. Alam, A.,  Saha,  C. K.,  Alam,  M. M.,  Manir,  M. R., Rana,  M. M.  and  Rashid,  M. M.  (2020). BAU-STR dryer for rough rice dying at farmers and small trader’s level in Bangladesh .  Journal of Science, Technology and Environment Informatics, 09(01), 629-638. https://doi.org/10.18801/jstei.090120.64
  4. Rahman, M. A., Saha, C. K., Feng, L., Moller, H. B., Alam, M. M. (2019). Anaerobic co-digestion of agro-industrial wastes of Bangladesh: Influence of total solid contents. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food. (Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eaef.2019.10.002
  5. Hasan, M.K., Ali, M.R., Saha, C.K., Alam, M.M., Haque, M.E. (2019). Combine Harvester: Impact on paddy production in Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 17(4): 583–591. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v17i4.44629
  6. Mottalib, M. A., Hossain, M. A., Hossain, M. I., Amin, M. N., Alam, M. M., Saha, C. K., (2019). Assessment of cost-benefit parameters of conservation agricultural machinery for custom hires entrepreneurship in the southern region of Bangladesh. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 21(3): 94–103. https://cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/5454/3075 
  7. Sarker, T. R., Alam, M., Ali, M. R., Saha, C. K., Haque, M. A. (2019). Design and development of a multi-crop manual seed drill. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 21(3): 51–60.  https://cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/5360/3065
  8. Rahman, M. A., Moller, H. B., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M. (2019). Effect of temperature on the anaerobic co-digestion of poultry dropping and sugar mill press muds. Biofuels (Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd). DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2019.1649902
  9.  Alam, M. A., Saha, C. K., Alam. M. M. (2019). Mechanical drying of paddy using BAU-STR dryer for reducing drying losses in Bangladesh. In: Progressive Agriculture, 30, 42-50. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3329/pa.v30i0.41556
  10. Hasan, M. K., Ali, M. R., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M., Hossain, M. M. (2019). Assessment of paddy harvesting practices of Southern Delta Region in Bangladesh. In: Progressive Agriculture, 30, 57-64. DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3329/pa.v30i0.41558
  11. Islam, M. A., Biswas, P., Sabuj, A A M, Haque, Z. F., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M., Rahman, M. T., Saha, S. (2019). Microbial load in bio-slurry from different biogas plants in Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 6 (3), 376-383 DOI: http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2019.f357
  12. Rahman, M. A., Saha, C. K., Ward, A. J., Moller, H. B., Alam, M. M. (2019). Anaerobic co-digestion of agro-industrial waste blends using mixture design. Biomass and Bioenergy (Published by Elsevier Ltd), 122, 156-164. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2019.01.036
  13. Mottalib, M. A., Hossain, M. A., Hossain, M. I., Amin, M. N., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M. (2019). Enhancing economically and eco-friendly jute production through appropriate conservation agricultural tillage cum seeding methods in the southwestern coastal region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Engineering Inventions, 8 (1), 27-46.
  14. Hossain, M. A., Mottalib, M. A., Hossain, M. I., Amin, M. N., Alam, M. M., Saha, C. K. (2018). Appropriate conservation machinery for mungbean cultivation in the southern region of Bangladesh. Journal of Precision Agriculture. 1(1):1-9.
  15. Rahman, M. A., Moller, H. B., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M., Wahid, R. (2018). Anaerobic co-digestion of poultry droppings and briquetted wheat straw at mesophilic and thermophilic conditions: Influence of alkali pretreatment. Renewable Energy (Published by Elsevier Ltd), 28 (A), 241-249. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.05.076
  16. Alam, M. A., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M., Ashraf, M. A., Bala, B. K., Harvey, J.  (2018). Neural network modeling of drying rice in BAU-STR dryer. Heat and Mass Transfer, 54 (11),3297-3305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00231-018-2368-5.
  17. Noby, M. M., Hasan, M. K., Ali, M. R., Saha, C. K.,  Alam, M. M., Hossain, M. M. (2018). Performance evaluation of Modified BAU Self-propelled Reaper for Paddy. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 16(2), 171-177. DOI: https://doi: 10.3329/jbau.v16i2.37956
  18. Alam, M. M., Khan, M. I. N., Saha, C. K., Rahman, A., Bhuiyan, M. G. K. (2017). Manufacturing of Agricultural Machinery in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Constraints. In: Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal  19 (1), 122-135.
  19. Alam, M. A., Saha, C. K., Alam. M. M. (2017). Field Performance of BAU-STR Dryer in Rural Area of Bangladesh. In: Asian Journal of Poverty Studies, 3 (2), 170-174. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33369/ajps.v3i2.2695
  20. Rahman, M. A., Moller, H. B., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M., Wahid, R., Feng, L. (2017). Optimal ratio for anaerobic co-digestion of poultry droppings and lignocellulosic-rich substrates for enhanced biogas production. In: Energy for Sustainable Development (Published by Elsevier Ltd), 39, 59-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2017.04.004
  21. Das, A. K., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M. (2017). Greenhouse gas emissions dairy farming in Bangladesh. In: World Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences , 1, 92-101.
  22. Nandi, R., Saha, C. K., Huda, M. S., Alam, M. M. (2017). Effect of Mixing on Biogas Production from Cowdung. Eco-Friendly Agricultural Journal, 10 (2), 7-13.
  23. Hempel, S., Saha, C. K., Fiedler, M., Berg, W., Hansen, C., Amon, B., Amon. T., (2016). Non-linear temperature dependency of ammonia and methane emissions from a naturally ventilated dairy barn. Biosystems Engineering, 145, 10-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2016.02.006
  24. Das, A. K., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M. (2016). Mechanization of dairy farming in Bangladesh. In: Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal , 18 (3), 51-62.
  25. Alam, M. M., Saha, C. K., Momin, M. A., Alam, M. M., Bala, B. K.  (2016). Spatial distribution of temperature and moisture in grain bin and grain bin size effects on STR dryer performance in Bangladesh. In: Journal of Agricultural Machinery and Bioresources Engineering, 7 (1), 1-8.
  26. Aktar, S., Kibria, R., Alam, M. M., Kabir, M., Saha, C. K.  (2016). Performance study of STR dryer for paddy. In: Journal of Agricultural Machinery and Bioresources Engineering , 7 (1), 9-16.
  27. Kabir, M., Umara. U, Alam, M. M., Saha, C. K. (2016). Study on financial parameters of rice bran edible oil processing. In: Journal of Agricultural Machinery and Bioresources Engineering, 7 (1), 33-40.
  28. Das, A. K., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M. (2016). Evaluation of traditional rice husking mill. In: Journal of Agricultural Machinery and Bioresources Engineering, 7 (1), 41-46.
  29. Dai, X. R., Saha, C. K., Ni, J., Heber, A. J., Blanes-Vidal, V., Dunn, J. L., (2015). Characteristics of Pollutant Gas Emissions from Swine, Dairy, Beef, Layer Manure and Municipal Wastewater. Water Research, 76, P 110-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.02.050
  30. Uddin, M. J., Saha, C. K., Alam, M. M., Kabir, M. (2015). Post-harvest losses of Tomato at the fresh produce marketing chain in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Engineering,  26 (1&2), 11-18.
  31. Saha, C. K., Fiedler, M., Ammon, C., Berg, W., Loebsin, C., Amon, B., Amon. T., (2014). Uncertainty in calculating air exchange rate of naturally ventilated dairy building based on point concentrations. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 13 (9), P 2349-2355. http://omicron.ch.tuiasi.ro/EEMJ/
  32. Fiedler, M, Saha, C. K., Ammon, C., Berg, W., Loebsin, C., Sanftleben, P., Amon. T., (2014). Spatial distribution of air flow and CO2 concentration in a naturally ventilated dairy building. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 13 (9), P 2193-2200. http://omicron.ch.tuiasi.ro/EEMJ/
  33. Saha, C. K., Ammon, C., Berg, W., Fiedler, M., Loebsin, C., Sanftleben, P., Brunsch, R., Amon. T., (2014). Seasonal and diel variations of ammonia and methane emissions from a naturally ventilated dairy building and the associated factors influencing emissions. Science of the Total Environment (Published by Elsevier), 468-469, 53-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.08.015
  34. Saha, K. K., Hossain, M. M., Saha, C. K., Bhatacharya, R., Hasan, M. K. (2014). The effect of moisture content on raw materia of coconut coir dust and rice husk mixing briquette and market potential. Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 1 (2), 307-313.
  35. Fiedler, M., Berg, W., Ammon, C., Loebsin, C., Sanftleben, P., Samer, M., von Bobrutzki, K., Kiwan, A., Saha, C. K. (2013). Air velocity measurements using ultrasonic anemometers in the animal zone of a naturally ventilated dairy barn. Biosystems Engineering (Published by Elsevier), 116 (3), 276-285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.10.006
  36. Fiedler, M., Schröter, K., Reinhardt, A., Saha, C. K., Loebsin, C., Berg, W., Amon, T., (2013). Wind tunnel investigations on a naturally ventilated dairy barn. Landtechnik, 68(4), 265-268.
  37. Saha, C. K., Ammon, C., Berg, W., Loebsin, C., Fiedler, M., Brunsch, R.; von Bobrutzki, K., 2013. The effect of external wind speed and direction on sampling point concentrations, air change rate and emissions from a naturally ventilated dairy building. Biosystems Engineering (Published by Elsevier), 114 (3), 267-278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.12.002
  38. Saha, C. K., Zhang, G., Kai, P. (2012). Modeling ammonia mass transfer process from a model pig house based on ventilation characteristics. Transactions of ASABE, 55(4), 1597-1607.
  39. Saha, C. K., Feilberg, A., Zhang, G., Adamsen, A. P. (2011). Effect of airflow on odorants’ emissions in a model pig house- a laboratory study using Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS). In: Science of the Total Environment (Published by Elsevier), 410-411, 161-171. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.09.017
  40. Saha, C. K., Wu, W., Zhang, G., Bjerg, B. (2011). Assessing effect of wind tunnel sizes on air velocity and concentration boundary layers and on ammonia emission estimation using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). In: Computer and Electronics in Agriculture (Published by Elsevier), 78 (1), 49-60. doi:10.1016/j.compag.2011.05.011
  41. Saha, C. K., Zhang, G, Ni, J., Ye, Z. (2011). Similarity criteria for estimation of gas emission from scale model studies. In: Biosystems Engineering (Published by Elsevier), 108 (3), 227-236. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2010.12.005
  42. Saha, C. K., Zhang, G, Ni. J. (2010). Airflow and concentration characterisation and ammonia mass transfer modelling in wind tunnel studies. In: Biosystems Engineering (Published by Elsevier), 107 (4), 328-340. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2010.09.007
  43. Saha, C. K., Zhang, G., Kai, P., Bjerg, B. (2010). Effects of a partial pit ventilation system on indoor air quality and ammonia emission from a fattening pig room. In: Biosystems Engineering (Published by Elsevier), 105 (3), 279-287. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2009.11.006
  44. Ye, Z., Saha, C. K., Li, B., Tong, G., Wang, C., Zhu, S., Zhang, G. (2009). Effect of environmental deflector and curtain on air exchange rate in slurry pit in a model pig house. In: Biosystems Engineering (Published by Elsevier), 104 (4), 522-533. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2009.09.015
  45. Ye, Z., Zhang, G., Seo, I. H., Kai, P., Saha, C. K., Wang, C., Li, B. (2009). Airflow characteristics at the surface of manure in a storage pit affected by ventilation rate, floor slat opening, and headspace height. In: Biosystems Engineering (Published by Elsevier), 104 (1), 97-105. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2009.05.005
  46. Alam, M.M., Mallik, L. R., Anwar, A. B. M. N., Saha, C. K. (2009). Impact of modern agricultural technology on the livelihoods of rural women. In: Journal of Agricultural Machinery and Bioresources Engineering, 5 (1&2), 9-14.
  47. Saha, C.K., Sarker, A.S., Alam. M.M., Rabbani, M.A. (2008). Status of greenhouse cultivation in Bangladesh: Focusing on vegetable and floriculture Production. In: International Journal of Bioresearch, 4 (4), 58-69.
  48. Alam, M.M., Saha, C.K., Khan, M.I.N, Al-Amin, M. (2007). Comparative performance for commonly used open drum threshers for rice in Bangladesh. In: Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 18 (1&2), 1-14.
  49.  Saha, C.K., Alam, M.M. (2006). An expert system for selection of economic machines for modern rice cultivation in Bangladesh. In: Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 32, 27-36.
  50. Alam, M.M., Al-Amin, M. ,Saha, C.K., Khan, M.I.N. (2006). An economic assessment of different threshing methods for rice in Bangladesh. In: Journal of Agricultural Machinery and Bioresources Engineering, 4(1&2), 81-86.
  51. Saha, C.K., Alam, M.M., Khan, M.I.N, Sheikh. M.S.I (2004). Selection of economic machines for modern rice cultivation in Bangladesh. In: Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 2 (1), 165-174.
  52. Saha, C.K., Sarker, R.I. (2001). Post harvest losses and labour requirement of rice crops in selected villages of Mymensingh district. In: Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 12 (1&2), 1-10.
  53. Haque, M. A., Hussain, M.D., Saha, C.K., Khan, M.I.N. (2000). Performance of indigenous water lifting devices used in Bangladesh- a case study in Mymensingh district. In: Progressive Agriculture, 11(1&2), 207-213.

 Book

  1. Saha, C. K., van’t Ooster, B. (2011). Potato storage for primary producers in Bangladesh –Design and Evaluation of Potato Storage for Primary Producers in Bangladesh. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Heinrich-Böcking-Str. 6-8, 66121 Saarbrücken, Germany.

Non-refereed Publications (Blog/News/Report)

  1. Saha, C.K., and Alam, M. M., 2020. BAU-STR Dryer: An Efficient Technological Solution for Reducing Post- Harvest Loss. Blog appear in the website of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on January 31, 2020 for Securing Harvest: Forum on improved grain storage in South Asia, New Delhi, India, February 05, 2020. https://southasia.ifpri.info/2020/01/31/bau-str-dryer-an-efficient-technological-solution-for-reducing-post-harvest-loss/.
  2. Alam, M. J., Kader, M. A., Begum, I. A., Saha, C. K., 2017. Market Acceptance Study on Co-Compost as a Organic Fertiliser in Kushtia. Published by SNV Bangladesh.
  3. C.K. 2015. Paddy drying in Bangladesh: Learning better practices to prevent drying losses.  Prevent PHL blog campaign, ADM Inst. for the Prevention of Post-Harvest Loss, Univ. Illinois. December 22, 2015.  Available at http://publish.illinois.edu/phlinstitute/2015/12/22/paddy-drying-saha/
  4. Saha, C. K., Berg, W., Fiedler, M., Fischer, J. L., Brunsch, R., Amon, T., 2014. Numerical simulation of the dynamics of flow fields in and around naturally ventilated dairy buildings using computational fluid dynamics. ATB Report 2012-2013.
  5. Fischer, J. L., Fiedler, M., Saha, C. K., Hempel, S., Ströbel, U., Schröter, K., Reinhardt, A., Werner, D., Wiedmann, L., Stollberg, U., Berg, W., Brunsch, R., Amon, T., 2014. Triple bottom line concept evaluating the airflow within and around naturally ventilated dairy barns. ATB Report 2012-2013.