International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Permeability of the in-package parameters and their correlations in modified atmospheric packaging of strawberry CV. Sweet Charlie
Author(s): AK Panda, RK Goyal, AK Godara, S Singla and Vikas Kumar Sharma
Abstract: The properties of in–package parameters of MAP viz., O2, CO2, relative humidity and temperature were studied under modified atmospheric packaging (MAP). Easily available different low cost packaging materials viz., low density polyethylene (LDPE) 25, 50 and 75 micron, polypropylene (PP) 25 micron, cellophane paper and Nalgene bottle under the ambient temperature condition were used. The fluctuations of important parameters in the in-package environment of the MAP were recorded using different sensors (Vernier CO2, O2, RH Sensor, and Vernier Stainless Steel Temperature Probe) supported with the data analysing software Logger Pro 3.9. The correlation study was performed using the sensor generated data to infer the existing inter–relationship of various parameters for the respective packaging materials. PP showed a higher permeability for CO2, O2 and RH between the in – and out – package environment. PP showed its higher permeability for CO2, O2 and RH between the in – and out – package environment. Among the LDPE films, the LDPE 50 micron showed an optimum permeability for O2, CO2, as well RH. As a conclusion of the study, the comparative permeability of different packaging films were illustrated with respect to various components of MAP and their probable influence on the strawberry fruit quality enhancement may further be studied.
Pages: 386-391 | 485 Views 13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
AK Panda, RK Goyal, AK Godara, S Singla, Vikas Kumar Sharma. Permeability of the in-package parameters and their correlations in modified atmospheric packaging of strawberry CV. Sweet Charlie. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):386-391.