Keeping quality of perishable products.

[In Dutch. / En néerlandais.]

Author(s) : MEFFERT H. F. T.

Type of article: Article


The keeping quality of perishable products is related to keeping time and keeping conditions. The keeping time is generally defined with respect to a quality limit or practical quality life. This quality life depends on keeping conditions, temperature, humidity and atmosphere. The dependency of quality life on temperature can be expressed by an exponential function with two parameters which have specific values for each product: quality life at a reference temperature and temperature increment. Categories of products can be defined by pairs of values of these two parameters as basic information for computer-assisted decision-support systems.


  • Original title: [In Dutch. / En néerlandais.]
  • Record ID : 1993-0926
  • Languages: Dutch
  • Source: Koude & Luchtbehandeling - vol. 84 - n. 12
  • Publication date: 1991/12
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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