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Title:Photo-catalytic oxidation of ethylene in fruit packaging and storage.
Start:01.03.2015
End:28.02.2018
Coordinating institute:Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB), Potsdam
Coordinator:Namrata Pathak
ATB contact:Pramod Mahajan
Funding:Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indien
Funding framework:Netaji Subhas - ICAR International Fellowship (NSICAR IF)
  
Part of research program:Quality and safety of food and feed
Abstract:Ethylene is a natural product of plant metabolism and it induces detrimental effects in fruits like rapid ripening and subsequent decay. Removing ethylene from the atmosphere surrounding fresh fruits is one of the major challenges in postharvest handling of horticultural products. Photocatalysts such as titanium dioxide (TiO2) promote reactions in the presence of ultraviolet light that can oxidize ethylene to water and carbon dioxide. The aim of this PhD research is to investigate and optimize TiO2 and ultraviolet light based photo-catalytic process for removing ethylene from fruit packaging and storage environment in order to enhance the postharvest life of fruits.
Abstract:Ethylene is a natural product of plant metabolism and it induces detrimental effects in fruits like rapid ripening and subsequent decay. Removing ethylene from the atmosphere surrounding fresh fruits is one of the major challenges in postharvest handling of horticultural products. Photocatalysts such as titanium dioxide (TiO2) promote reactions in the presence of ultraviolet light that can oxidize ethylene to water and carbon dioxide. The aim of this PhD research is to investigate and optimize TiO2 and ultraviolet light based photo-catalytic process for removing ethylene from fruit packaging and storage environment in order to enhance the postharvest life of fruits.
 

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