Designing a Diffusion Membrane System for Modified Atmosphere Storage of Fruit and Vegetables at Pallet Scale. The case of Bell Pepper
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AuthorEscalona Contreras, Víctor Hugo; Aguayo Giménez, Encarnación Pilar; Artés Hernández, Francisco de Asís
Knowledge AreaTecnología de los Alimentos
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Bibliographic CitationESCALONA CONTRERAS, Victor Hugo, AGUAYO GIMÉNEZ, Encarnación Pilar, ARTÉS HERNÁNDEZ, Francisco de Asís, ARTÉS CALERO, Francisco. Designing a Diffusion Membrane System for Modified Atmosphere Storage of Fruit and Vegetables at Pallet Scale. The case of Bell Pepper. En: International Congress of Refrigeration (21st.: 2003: Washington). International Institute of Refrigeration. 2003.
KeywordsDiseño de embalajes
Membrana de silicona
Industrial shipment of horticultural crops needs a cheaper alternative to controlled atmosphere reefer containers for transportation from Europe to markets of America or Asia. The diffusion membrane system patented by Marcellin thirty years ago has been recently developed in France. In this work the design of a model for packaging low quantity of products, and the extrapolation of results to pallets or bins scale has been restudied. Essentially, at chilling storage temperature the O2 and CO2 diffusion through the silicone membrane interacts with respiratory activity of the product within the sealed pack, to allow to an optimum equilibrium atmosphere. The size of a membrane of known O2 and CO2 permeabilities, able to generate and stabilise recommended atmospheres was calculated. Finally, packages made of an impermeable polymeric sheet with a silicone diffusion window of 1 and 1.5 dm2 were applied on 5 kg of ‘Cornabo’ peppers for 21 days at 8ºC, to generate about 5-6%O2 and 4-5%CO2 at the ...
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