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Applications of computer simulation model in developing microwave assisted thermal processing
Microwave heating is a novel technology that has advantages in reducing heating time and improving food quality. A 915 MHz single-mode microwave assisted thermal sterilization (MATS) system was developed at Washington State ...
DETERMINING WATER REQUIREMENTS AND SCHEDULING IRRIGATION OF APPLE TREES USING SOIL-BASED, PLANT-BASED AND WEATHER-BASED METHODS
The goal of this work was to estimate water requirements, and to develop precision methods for automating the irrigation of apples. Two models based on the energy balance of a single leaf and infrared thermometry (IRT) ...
HEATING BEHAVIOR STUDY OF LOW MOISTURE FOODS IN RADIO FREQUENCY TREATMENTS
Radio frequency (RF) heating is considered as a promising technology for pathogen control in low moisture foods because of its advantages of volumetric and fast heating. However, the non-uniform heating problem hinders its ...
DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A NOVEL SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CANOPY LIGHT INTERCEPTION IN PLANAR ORCHARDS
Interception of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) is fundamental to tree fruit canopy growth, fruit yield, and quality. Many studies have investigated PAR in traditional hedgerow orchard orchards but there are few ...
QUALITY EVALUATION OF VEGETABLES PROCESSED BY MICROWAVE STERILIZATION/PASTEURIZATION
Microwave (MW) heating overcomes the disadvantages of slow conductive/convective heat transfer inherent in conventional thermal processes, and therefore has the potential to produce safe and high quality vegetable products. ...