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Thermographic surface quality evaluation of apple
Abstract Thermographic IR-imaging was used as a non-destructive tool to evaluate the surface quality of apples. Experiments were carried out on apple fruit of two different cultivars (Jonagored andExpand
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Feasibility of ambient loading of citrus fruit into refrigerated containers for cooling during marine transport
As an alternative to forced-air precooling, warm loading of citrus fruit into refrigerated containers for cooling during marine transport was explored. This practice could provide several logisticExpand
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Towards integrated performance evaluation of future packaging for fresh produce in the cold chain
Optimising ventilated packaging for fresh horticultural produce will play a key role in making future food cold chains more energy-smart and resource-efficient in a cost-effective way. PackageExpand
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Forced-convective cooling of citrus fruit: Cooling conditions and energy consumption in relation to package design
Abstract The performance of an existing container for orange fruit and two new designs, stacked on a pallet, has been evaluated for forced-convective precooling using computational fluid dynamics.Expand
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Assessment of rind quality of 'Nules Clementine' mandarin fruit during postharvest storage: 2. Robust Vis/NIRS PLS models for prediction of physico-chemical attributes
Abstract The robustness of visible to near infrared spectroscopy (Vis/NIRS) models is a crucial requirement for assessment of fruit quality parameters. This study was conducted to investigate theExpand
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Forced-convective cooling of citrus fruit: package design
Optimisation of package design for citrus fruit is required to increase the throughput, by reducing the precooling time, and to enhance fruit quality by providing fast and uniform cooling withoutExpand
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Canopy position affects pigment expression and accumulation of flavedo carbohydrates of ?Nules Clementine? mandarin fruit, thereby affecting rind condition
Because photosynthesis provides the required carbohydrates for fruit development and respiration releases the stored energy from these carbon compounds, interalia during postharvest storage, it isExpand
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Integral performance evaluation of the fresh-produce cold chain: A case study for ambient loading of citrus in refrigerated containers
Abstract More integrated evaluation of cold chain performance is key for developing a more resource-efficient, energy-smart food supply chain. The present study applies this rationale to evaluate theExpand
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Effects of citrus wax coating and brush type on imazalil residue loading, green mould control and fruit quality retention of sweet oranges
Abstract Wax application plays an important role in prolonging fruit quality, and the addition of imazalil (IMZ) furthermore protects fruit against green mould caused by Penicillium digitatum. TheExpand
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Assessment of rind quality of ‘Nules Clementine’ mandarin during postharvest storage: 1. Vis/NIRS PCA models and relationship with canopy position
Abstract This research was conducted to examine the relationships between fruit position in the canopy, limited light by fruit bagging, rind biochemical composition and susceptibility of ‘NulesExpand
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