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Controlled atmosphere storage of fruits and vegetables.

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This book covers the history and current technology reported and used in controlled atmosphere (CA) storage and modified atmosphere (MA) packaging, and its applicability and restrictions for use in a variety of crops in different situations. An introduction to the history of CA storage (chapter 1) is provided. Other subjects discussed are presented under the following headings: effects and interac...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of the historical use of controlled atmosphere (CA) storage for fruits and vegetables; early knowledge of the effects of gases on crops; and CA research and commercial CA storage in France, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, China and Southeast Asia, Netherlands, India, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey, and West Indies.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Effects and interactions of CA storage. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 26) CA technology. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) Harvest and preharvest factors. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 46) Pre-storage treatments. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 60) Flavour, quality and physiology. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 71) Pests and diseases. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 81) Modified atmosphere packaging. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 116) Recommended CA storage conditions for selected crops. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 192) Transport. Author(s): Thompson, A. K.

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