A NUMERICAL MODEL OF COMMODITY MOISTURE LOSS AND TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION DURING REFRIGERATED STORAGE

B.R. Becker, B.A. Fricke
A numerical model was developed to estimate the latent and sensible heat loads, moisture loss, and temperature distribution during the bulk storage of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. A porous media approach was utilized to model the combined phenomena of transpiration, respiration, air flow, and convective heat and mass transfer. This paper discusses the modeling methodology utilized in the current computer algorithm and describes the development of the heat and mass transfer models. The results of the computer algorithm are compared to experimental data taken from the literature.
Becker, B.R. and Fricke, B.A. (2001). A NUMERICAL MODEL OF COMMODITY MOISTURE LOSS AND TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION DURING REFRIGERATED STORAGE. Acta Hortic. 566, 431-436
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.566.55
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.566.55
transpiration, respiration, numerical model, bulk refrigeration, heat load
English

Acta Horticulturae