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|Type:||Artigo de evento|
|Title:||Effect Of The Presence Of Openings As Container Handles On Cooling Efficiency Of Horticultural Produce|
De Castro L.R.
|Abstract:||The presence of large openings serving as handles in horticultural crop packages is problematic due to its effect on air flow distribution uniformity and processing time for precooling of produce. Measuring this effect will result in a better approach for designing package and optimizing openings. The aim of this research was to determine the influence of different handle configurations on forced air precooling efficiency of horticultural crops. Opening designs were evaluated based on the rate and uniformity of cooling process of produce simulators. A comparison was made between configurations resulting from total venting area percentages (2, 8 and 16%) and standard opening configurations (open and closed). The tests were conducted under airflow rates ranging from 0.25 to 2 L.s-1.kg-1. The results demonstrated the impact of using standard handles on the side of horticultural crop containers. Their influence on the enhancement of uniformity of air distribution through porous medium increased as the opening area was reduced and the airflow rate rose.|
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