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Performance of New Zealand kiwifruit controlled-atmosphere stores.


A study was made over two seasons to quantify the performance of two New Zealand controlled-atmosphere stores with different refrigeration systems and airflow characteristics, one with a conventional direct expansion finned coil evaporator, the other a high humidity water wash design. Storage conditions were monitored to determine the relationship between air and fruit temperatures, air velocities, relative humidity, evaporator fans cycling and off and fruit weight loss. The results show that at the relative humidities obtained in these coolstores, optimizing the air velocities over the fruit achieved both acceptable weight loss and fruit temperatures over a 5-month storage period.

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  • Original title: Performance of New Zealand kiwifruit controlled-atmosphere stores.
  • Record ID : 1996-1082
  • Languages: English
  • Source: For a Better Quality of Life. 19th International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 1995/08/20
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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