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Evaluation de l'humidification utilisant des atomiseurs d'eau pressurisée pour l'entreposage de poires Conférence sous atmosphère à très faible teneur en oxygène.

Assessment of humidification using pressurized water atomizers for ULO storage of Conference pears.

Auteurs : DELELE M. A., VERBOVEN P., SCHENK A., et al.


Recently, there has been an interest in active humidity control of Conference pear storage rooms to prevent excessive moisture loss from fruits. Humidification systems must be able operational in ultra low oxygen (ULO) and provide high relative humidity at sub-zero temperatures, without causing excessive water deposits on the product. The droplet diameter distribution of high pressure nozzles at different pressures was measured. During the experiments, the refrigerant and room air temperature, the air humidity and the amount of water deposited at different positions in the room was monitored as a function of time for single pulse as well as interval humidification. The effects of nozzle characteristics and the cooling system status at humidification (system on, defrosting and system off) were analysed. In the single pulse experiments, the humidity level was different for different combinations of factors. A CFD model based on an Eulerian-Lagrangian multiphase flow model was developed to simulate and explain the observed behaviour. There was a good agreement between measured and predicted results.

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Pages : ICR07-D1-515


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  • Titre original : Assessment of humidification using pressurized water atomizers for ULO storage of Conference pears.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2008-0721
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : ICR 2007. Refrigeration Creates the Future. Proceedings of the 22nd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Date d'édition : 21/08/2007


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