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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 574-584

Modelling the Respiration Rate of Fresh-Cut Pear (Pyrus communis L.) Packaged in Modified Atmosphere
Ram Prakash Kumar* and T.K. Goswami
Department of Agriculture and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
*Corresponding author

Respiration rate is the important factor involved in creating a modified atmosphere inside a package that will extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables. Thus, modelling respiration rate of the selected produce is crucial to develop a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) system. In this study, MAP has been combined with 1% Calcium chloride and 1% citric acid solution. Respiration rates of fresh-cut pear packaged in polypropylene pouches at 8 ËšC. A mathematical model describing the dynamics of O2 and CO2 concentrations inside the MAP package of fresh-cut pear was formulated. It was found that the Michaelis-Menten equation with uncompetitive inhibition kinetic fitted best with the experimental results. The results of the model agreed well with the experimental results with the values of the correlation coefficient, r2>0.90. The model could be used to develop a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for fresh-cut pear.

Keywords: Modified atmosphere packaging, Chemical treatment, Polypropylene, Respiration, Enzyme kinetics

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Ram Prakash Kumar and Goswami, T.K. 2019. Modelling the Respiration Rate of Fresh-Cut Pear (Pyrus communis L.) Packaged in Modified Atmosphere.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 574-584. doi:
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