Design of light emitting diode system for postharvest shelf-life enhancement of fresh produce
Authors: Spotts, Isaac; Sandhu, Ramandeep Kaur; Singh, Ashutosh; Collier, Christopher M.
Description: Light emitting diodes (LEDs) is one of the revolutionized modern technologies that has found extensive application in the agrifood industry, particularly for small scale farming. The advantageous properties associated with LEDs, including low heat radiation, high electrical and photonic efficiency, minimal production cost, and high power and narrow bandwidth optical emission, make them an attractive candidate for the post-harvest preservation of agrifood products. This study investigates a post-harvest LED system. Optimization in terms of wavelength and physical parameters was performed. The postharvest LED system was applied to fresh produce and the shelf-life enhancement performance indicators were quantified. The results obtained suggest that the applied system can be used as a promising postharvest preservation technology.
Keywords: Light emitting diodes, postharvest preservation, total phenols, soluble solid content
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2017 Annual Conference, Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 6-10 August 2017.
Session name: Poster Session
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering