Ethylene detection in fruit supply chains

  title={Ethylene detection in fruit supply chains},
  author={Steffen Jan{\ss}en and Katrin Schmitt and M. M. Blanke and M. Bauersfeld and J{\"u}rgen W{\"o}llenstein and Walter Lang},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  • S. JanßenK. Schmitt W. Lang
  • Published 13 June 2014
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Ethylene is a gaseous ripening phytohormone of fruits and plants. Presently, ethylene is primarily measured with stationary equipment in laboratories. Applying in situ measurement at the point of natural ethylene generation has been hampered by the lack of portable units designed to detect ethylene at necessary resolutions of a few parts per billion. Moreover, high humidity inside controlled atmosphere stores or containers complicates the realization of gas sensing systems that are sufficiently… 

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