This work was supported by the Spanish Comisión Interministerial de CienciayTecnología (CICYT) and the Diputación General de Aragón.
Modeling of O2and CO2 Exchange Dynamics in Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Burlat Cherries
Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 67, Issue 1, pages 231–235, January 2002
How to Cite
Salvador, M.L., Jaime, P. and Oria, R. (2002), Modeling of O2and CO2 Exchange Dynamics in Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Burlat Cherries. Journal of Food Science, 67: 231–235. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.2002.tb11389.x
- Issue online: 20 JUL 2006
- Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2006
- MS 20001594 Submitted 12/14/00, Accepted 4/3/01, Received 4/2/01
- modified atmosphere packaging;
ABSTRACT: A simple mathematical model has been applied to estimate the optimal conditions for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) of Burlat cherries. The model describes gas exchange in flexible packages, taking into account the respiration rate of the fruit and the transmission rate of gases through the film. The model predicts the evolution of the gas composition inside the package at different conditions. To verify experimentally the model estimations, Burlat cherries were packaged in air and in 3 mixtures of gases at 2 temperatures using 3 different films. Experimental results agree satisfactorily with the predicted values if the O2 concentration is higher than 2 %.