Development of a Controlled-Ventilation Box for Modified-Atmosphere Storage of Fresh Produce

dc.contributor.authorKeshri, Nandita
dc.contributor.authorTruppel, Ingo
dc.contributor.authorLinke, Manfred
dc.contributor.authorGeyer, Martin
dc.contributor.authorWeltzien, Cornelia
dc.contributor.authorMahajan, Pramod
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-06T09:43:36Z
dc.date.available2022-01-06T09:43:36Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-02
dc.date.updated2022-01-03T17:57:17Z
dc.description.abstractAdjusting beneficial gas concentrations in real time in response to changing storage conditions is important for fresh produce, especially throughout the supply chain when temperature abuse occurs frequently. In this study, a controlled-ventilated box for bulk transportation of fresh produce was demonstrated and tested under variable temperatures. The presented system comprised a rigid container with a miniature blower installed in the opening of its wall for facilitating the gas exchange and an additional wall opening with a metal tube protruding into the inner container’s space. The in-package atmosphere was formed by the balance between the respiratory activity of the produce and the influx of fresh air through the wall openings, regulated by switching the blower ON or OFF. The mass transfer coefficient for metal tubes of different dimensions was measured under modified atmosphere featuring 15% CO2 and 5% O2 at 10 °C. The addition of an air blower increased the mass transfer coefficient by at least 100 times. A further storage trial with cherries was successfully performed at 10 °C and 20 °C. The demonstrated trial featured some significant inputs to increase the knowledge about better storage of fresh produce throughout the supply chain and storage.en
dc.identifier.eissn2304-8158
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/16056
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-14830
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartof10.14279/depositonce-15253en
dc.rightsLicensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeitende
dc.subject.otherwireless sensor systemen
dc.subject.otherforced airflowen
dc.subject.othermass transfer coefficienten
dc.subject.othermetal tubeen
dc.subject.otherreal-timeen
dc.subject.otherO2 and CO2 concentrationen
dc.titleDevelopment of a Controlled-Ventilation Box for Modified-Atmosphere Storage of Fresh Produceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber2965en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/foods10122965en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue12en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleFoodsen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPIen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBaselen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume10en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 5 Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme>Inst. Maschinenkonstruktion und Systemtechnik>FG Agromechatronikde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 5 Verkehrs- und Maschinensystemede
tub.affiliation.groupFG Agromechatronikde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Maschinenkonstruktion und Systemtechnikde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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