Forced-convective cooling of citrus fruit: Cooling conditions and energy consumption in relation to package design

@article{Defraeye2014ForcedconvectiveCO,
  title={Forced-convective cooling of citrus fruit: Cooling conditions and energy consumption in relation to package design},
  author={T. Defraeye and R. Lambrecht and M. Delele and A. Tsige and U. L. Opara and P. Cronj{\'e} and P. Verboven and B. Nicolai},
  journal={Journal of Food Engineering},
  year={2014},
  volume={121},
  pages={118-127}
}
  • T. Defraeye, R. Lambrecht, +5 authors B. Nicolai
  • Published 2014
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Food Engineering
  • 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. The focus was on the fruit cooling rate and the system energy consumption in relation to cooling conditions (airflow rate and cooling temperature). The new package designs both showed an improved cooling rate and cooling uniformity, although this improvement is to some extent dependent on the cooling… CONTINUE READING
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