Temperature-dependent Dielectric Properties of Selected Subtropical and Tropical Fruits and Associated Insect Pests

  title={Temperature-dependent Dielectric Properties of Selected Subtropical and Tropical Fruits and Associated Insect Pests},
  author={Shao-jin Wang and Marta Monz{\'o}n and Y. Gazit and Juming Tang and Elizabeth Jeanne Mitcham and John W. Armstrong},
Knowledge of the dielectric properties of commodities and insect pests is important in developing thermal treatments for postharvest insect control based on radio frequency (RF) and microwave energy. The dielectric properties of six subtropical and tropical fruits along with four associated insect pests were measured between 1 and 1800 MHz using an open-ended coaxial-line probe technique and at temperatures between 20°C and 60°C. The dielectric loss factor of the fruits and the insects… CONTINUE READING


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