[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The production of heat and the rate of formation of free fatty acids in 20- to 40-ton lots of cottonseed have been found to
be dependent on the initial moisture and free fatty acids contents of the seed. Even though sustained aeration controlled
the temperature of the seed and reduced the moisture content appreciably, the rate of formation of free fatty acids was rapid
in all the tests except those involving seed of initially low or medium moisture and low free fatty acids contents. Losses
in oil content proportional to the storage interval occurred.