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Research Publications in journals:
Multi-distributed wireless sensors for monitoring a long distance transport in a reefer container
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Food technology,
  • Agriculture,
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
The study of the temperature gradients in cold stores and containers is a critical issue in the food industry for the quality assurance of products during transport and for minimising losses. This work presents an analysis of the temperatures during the refrigerated transport of 4,320 kg of blueberries in a reefer (set point temperature at ?1ºC) on a container ship from Montevideo (Uruguay) to Verona (Italy). The monitoring was performed by using semi-passive RFID loggers (TurboTag cards). The objective was to carry out a multi-distributed supervision using low-cost, wireless and autonomous sensors for the characterisation of the distribution and spatial gradients of temperatures during a long distance transport. Data analysis shows spatial (phase space) and temporal sequencing diagrams and reveals a significant heterogeneity of temperature at different locations in the container, which highlights the ineffectiveness of a temperature control system based on a single sensor, as is usually done.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
International Journal of Postharvest Technology And Innovation
ISBN
1744-7550
Impact factor JCR
0,17
Impact info
SJR Agronomy and Crop Science Q4 Food Science Q4
Volume
5
http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJPTI.2015.074327
Journal number
2
From page
149
To page
165
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Heidi Tatiana Jimenez Ariza (UPM)
  • Autor: Eva Cristina Correa Hernando (UPM)
  • Autor: Belen Diezma Iglesias (UPM)
  • Autor: Adolfo Moya Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Arranz Saiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Pilar Barreiro Elorza (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Química y Tecnología de Alimentos
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