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Main Title: Transpiration and moisture evolution in packaged fresh horticultural produce and the role of integrated mathematical models: A review
Author(s): Bovi, Graziele G.
Caleb, Oluwafemi J.
Linke, Manfred
Rauh, Cornelia
Mahajan, Pramod V.
Type: Article
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-9056
Language Code: en
Abstract: Transpiration has various adverse effects on postharvest quality and the shelf-life of fresh fruit and vegetables (FFV). If not controlled, the water released through this process results in direct mass loss and moisture condensation inside packaged FFV. Condensation represents a threat to the product quality as water may accumulate on the product surface and/or packaging system, causing defects in external appearance and promoting growth of spoilage microorganisms. Thus, moisture regulation is extremely important for extending FFV shelf-life. This review focuses on transpiration phenomenon and moisture evolution in packaged fresh horticultural produce. It provides recent information on various moisture control strategies suitable for packaging of fresh horticultural produce. It also provides an evaluation on the role and application of integrative mathematical modelling in describing water relations of FFV for packaging design, as well as, an overview of models reported in literature.
Issue Date: 2-Aug-2016
Date Available: 25-Feb-2020
DDC Class: 660 Chemische Verfahrenstechnik
Subject(s): moisture loss
humidity control
mathematical modelling
fresh produce
Journal Title: Biosystems Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Volume: 150
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2016.07.013
Page Start: 24
Page End: 39
EISSN: 1537-5129
ISSN: 1537-5110
Appears in Collections:FG Lebensmittelbiotechnologie und -prozesstechnik » Publications

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