Modelling of food transportation systems - a review
James, SJ, James, C and Evans, JA (2006). Modelling of food transportation systems - a review. International Journal of Refrigeration. 29 (6), pp. 947-957.
|Authors||James, SJ, James, C and Evans, JA|
In 2002, over a million refrigerated road vehicles, 400,000 refrigerated containers and many thousands of other forms of refrigerated transport systems are used to distribute chilled and frozen foods throughout the world. All these transportation systems are expected to maintain the temperature of the food within close limits to ensure its optimum safety and high quality shelf life. Increasingly, modelling is being used to aid the design and optimisation of food refrigeration systems. Much of this effort has concentrated on the modelling of refrigeration processes that change the temperature of the food such as chilling, freezing and thawing. The purpose of a refrigerated transport system is to maintain the temperature of the food and appears to have attracted less attention from modellers. This paper reviews the work that has been carried out specifically on the modelling of food temperature, microbial growth and other parameters in the transportation of food. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd and IIR.
|Keywords||food; refrigerated transport; road transport; refrigerated container; survey; modelling; 09 Engineering; Mechanical Engineering & Transports|
|Journal||International Journal of Refrigeration|
|Journal citation||29 (6), pp. 947-957|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2006.03.017|
|07 Jul 2006|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 May 2017|
|Accepted||27 Mar 2006|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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