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Horticultural produce normally requires post-harvest treatment to prolong the shelf life, of which precooling is one of the common methods. Many factors can affect the cooling performance and these variables can be tuned to optimize the process through experimentations. Real produce is usually used in the experimental study. However, the drawbacks of using real produce in the experiment are expense, seasonal availability and the limited the number of experimental runs possible due to the degradation of the produce. In order to solve these, a realistic produce simulator and a method of manufacturing it is needed.
Academic supervisor: Professor John Bronlund (School of Engineering and Advanced Technology), Dr. Mark Tunnicliffe (School of Engineering and Advanced Technology), Dr. Young-Min Shim (School of Food and Nutrition)
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016