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Fast cooling and its effect on the remaining vase life of cut flowers.

Author(s) : WANG H., RUDOLPHIJ J. W.


The first objective was to study the effects of cooling processes in the wholesaler stage of the distribution chain for cut flowers. This was achieved by measuring and predicting the remaining vase life of cut flowers based on the simulated distribution pathways during which the product was treated by cooling processes. The effect of precooling processes was the focusing point. The second objective of the work was to improve packaging and installation design in order to shorten precooling time in the wholesaler stage, where on the one hand repacking of cut flowers takes place and on the other hand precooling prior to transportation is considered to be necessary. A series of fast cooling experiments has been conducted for three flower species. Simulation models were also used.

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  • Original title: Fast cooling and its effect on the remaining vase life of cut flowers.
  • Record ID : 1996-1030
  • Languages: English
  • Source: New Applications of Refrigeration to Fruit and Vegetables Processing.
  • Publication date: 1994/06/08
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