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Acceleration Assessment During Mechanical Harvest of Grapes Using a non Commercial Instrumented Sphere
Acceleration Assessment During Mechanical Harvest of Grapes Using a non Commercial Instrumented Sphere Mariangela Vallone, Maria Alleri, Filippa Bono, Pietro Catania* University of Palermo,
A novel system for measuring damaging impacts on table olives
The consumer today demands high quality products; fruit with defects or in poor condition generate dissatisfaction and a consequent reduction in consumption. In recent years, interesting systems have
Investigation of a tunnel pasteurizer for “Nocellara del Belice” table olives processed according to the “Castelvetrano method”
The influence of pasteurization temperature and time of treatment on the flesh firmness and the evolution of microbial communities was studied for table olives Cv. Nocellara del Belice, packed in
A New Wireless Device for Real-Time Mechanical Impact Evaluation in a Citrus Packing Line
A novel, wirelessly instrumented sphere was developed and tested to study the critical points in a fruit packing line and proved to be effective for immediate on-line assessment of the accelerations experienced by fruits, allowing prompt intervention to guarantee fruit quality in postharvest operations.
Hydroseeding Application on Degraded Slopes in the Southern Mediterranean Area (Sicily)
Abstract. Hydroseeding is a technique increasingly used to establish vegetation on degraded areas in order to provide environmental protection. The objective of this article was to evaluate the
Alkaline Phosphatase Survey in Pecorino Siciliano PDO Cheese
There was a statistically significant difference between the ALP values of cheeses produced with raw milk and those produced with pasteurized milk, and a wide variability of ALP values was observed in the Pecorino Siciliano PDO samples from the core of the cheeses.
Quality evaluation of grapes for mechanical harvest using vis NIR spectroscopy
Mechanical harvest of grapes is one of the operations that mostly influence the quality of the future wine. The shaking frequency of the harvesting machine is usually adjusted on the basis of the
Effect of different processing methods on the quality of obtained pomegranate juice
Pomegranate juice has many health properties as the fruits contain anticarcinogenic, antimicrobial and antiviral compounds. Its consumption has greatly increased throughout the world in recent years