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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cleaning Efficiency In Packing Lines For Fresh Market Tomatoes [caracterização De Dois Equipamentos De Beneficiamento E Classificação De Tomates Para Mesa]
Author: Franco A.T.O.
Ferreira M.D.
De Magalhaes A.M.
Ferraz A.C.D.O.
Tavares M.
Abstract: On the last years, in Brazil, sorting and classifying fruits and vegetables using packing lines have increased. This work aimed at characterizing the cleaning process for fresh market tomatoes at two packing lines, one imported and one national located at Campinas, São Paulo State. Characterization included data, number, types and brushes velocity, water use, fruit standing time and cleaning efficiency. Standing time was measured correlating to fruit diameter (CEAGESP). For measuring cleaning efficiency an equipment was developed that was mainly composed of a ring involved with white cloth. Samples were taken before and after the cleaning step and evaluated using a colorimeter HUNTER Lab. The results showed a strong difference between the two equipments. The imported equipment showed lower number on brushes and rotation than national one, however a higher water consumption. For imported equipments this relation was not found. Both packing lines showed the same cleaning efficiency. Cleaning efficiency is related to be an interaction among the studies parameters, and it could be necessary a better management than the one used on both equipments.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-69162007000400023
Date Issue: 2007
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