An Engineering Approach to Design Perforated and Non Perforated Modified Atmospheric Packaging unit for CapsicumPandey SK and Goswami T. K*
Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tridib Kumar Goswami
Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date:August 17, 2012; Accepted date: August 24, 2012; Published date: August 30, 2012
Citation: Pandey SK, Goswami TK (2012) An Engineering Approach to Design Perforated and Non Perforated Modified Atmospheric Packaging unit for Capsicum. J Food Process Technol 3:187. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000187
Copyright: © 2012 Pandey SK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An engineering approach was used to design a packet containing capsicum under perforated and non perforated packaging conditions. A model combining the Michaelis-Menten kinetics to describe the respiration rate of the product with mass transfer equation to describe the gas transfer across the package provided a good fit to the experimental data. Developed model can be successfully utilized under similar conditions.