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The objectives of the study were to investigate the effects of shredding parameters on cotton waste reduction for straw mushroom substrate before filling into polyethylene bags. The variables of this study include: rotating knife sets in a spiral shape and V-shape, belt conveyor speeds at 1.4 rpm, 1.7 rpm and 2.33 rpm, rotating knife speeds at 131.6 rpm, 157.1 rpm and 183.1 rpm. It was found that the substrates shredding quantity and capacity depend on all variables, especially the impact of belt conveyor speed, which was consistent with statistical analysis. For the V-shape rotating knives, a belt conveyor speed of 2.33 rpm and rotating knife speed of 183.1 rpm had a high shredding capacity, of about 380 kg/hr, which is the best result for this article.
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