Mass transport analysis in perforation-mediated modified atmosphere packaging of strawberries

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dc.contributor.author Xanthopoulos, G en
dc.contributor.author Koronaki, ED en
dc.contributor.author Boudouvis, AG en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:09:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:09:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 02608774 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/29859
dc.subject Finite element method en
dc.subject Mathematical modelling en
dc.subject Maxwell-Stefan equations en
dc.subject Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) en
dc.subject Strawberries en
dc.subject.other Experimental data en
dc.subject.other Fick's Law en
dc.subject.other Finite element methods (FEM) en
dc.subject.other Gas transport en
dc.subject.other Headspaces en
dc.subject.other Material property en
dc.subject.other Mathematical modelling en
dc.subject.other Maxwell-stefan equations en
dc.subject.other Model prediction en
dc.subject.other Modified atmosphere en
dc.subject.other Numerical solution en
dc.subject.other Packaging films en
dc.subject.other Storage condition en
dc.subject.other Strawberries en
dc.subject.other Void space en
dc.subject.other Carbon dioxide en
dc.subject.other Finite element method en
dc.subject.other Forecasting en
dc.subject.other Fruits en
dc.subject.other Mathematical models en
dc.subject.other Maxwell equations en
dc.subject.other Polymers en
dc.subject.other Polypropylenes en
dc.subject.other Modified atmosphere packaging en
dc.subject.other Fragaria x ananassa en
dc.title Mass transport analysis in perforation-mediated modified atmosphere packaging of strawberries en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2012.02.016 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2012.02.016 en
heal.publicationDate 2012 en
heal.abstract A space-and-time dependent mathematical model was developed to predict O2, CO2, N2 and H2O concentration in perforation-mediated polymeric packages during cold-storage of strawberries. The numerical solution of the corresponding mathematical model was obtained by applying the finite element method (FEM). The problem was solved in a domain corresponding to the headspace of a package augmented by the total void spaces of the contained bulk produce and for realistic boundary conditions. Transport of O2, CO2, N2 and H2O was modelled based on Maxwell-Stefan equations for gas transport through packaging's headspace and on Fick's law for diffusion through the micro-perforated packaging. The model predictions were tested against published experimental data of O2 and CO2 concentrations in modified atmosphere packaging storage of strawberries and the agreement is satisfactory. As for reaching the recommended in the literature gases concentrations for strawberry storage, the model predictions revealed that the tested micro-perforated polypropylene packaging combined with the adopted storage conditions are marginally adequate. To this end, the theoretical findings are suggestive of improvements, in terms of material properties, especially with regard to the permeability of the polymeric packaging film. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
heal.journalName Journal of Food Engineering en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2012.02.016 en
dc.identifier.volume 111 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.spage 326 en
dc.identifier.epage 335 en

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