Epidermis influence on the gas exchanges around a produce.

Jean-Baptiste Cazier, Gekas V, Nilsson T

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The exponential decay of water loss with time from freshly harvested has been confronted to various mathematical models of the interaction between air humidity and surface resistance of the cucumber over time. Simulation using the Finite Element Method (FEM) allows complex geometry to be taken into account. Fluxes through small surface apertures like stomata or film-microperforations can be numerically simulated without introducing instability in the spatial modelling. It is therefore possible to investigate the mechanisms modifying the permeance of the skin, the importance of the chemical potential as a driving force in the transport phenomenon, as well as the shape of the stomatal opening.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-68
JournalInternational Journal of Food Properties
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001


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