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Recommandations pour la conception du processus de refroidissement par air forcé de fraises.

Design guidelines for the forced-air cooling process of strawberries.

Auteurs : FERRUA M. J., SINGH R. P.

Type d'article : Article, Article de la RIF


The complex structure of the package systems currently used by the strawberry industry has prevented an efficient design of the forced-air cooling process. In this study, the authors investigated the mechanisms through which different design parameters affect the rate and uniformity of cooling, using a previously validated computational fluid dynamics model. The results indicated that the vent area has a significant effect on the cooling rate, but not on its uniformity. A design that reduces bypassing will not necessarily increase the cooling rate, because there is less bypass air to cool down the air exiting from each clamshell, so that the air entering the next clamshell becomes warmer. Periodic airflow reversal improves the rate and homogeneity of the cooling process.

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  • Titre original : Design guidelines for the forced-air cooling process of strawberries.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2009-2407
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : International Journal of Refrigeration - Revue Internationale du Froid - vol. 32 - n. 8
  • Date d'édition : 12/2009


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