Postharvest Disinfection of Fruits and Vegetables

Postharvest Disinfection of Fruits and Vegetables

1st Edition - August 13, 2018

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  • Editor: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128126981
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128126998

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Postharvest Disinfection of Fruits and Vegetables describes available technologies to reduce microbial infection for maintaining postharvest quality and safety. The book analyzes alternative and traditional methodologies and points out the significant advantages and limitations of each technique, thus facilitating both cost and time savings. This reference is for anyone in the fresh produce industry who is involved in postharvest handling and management. It discusses, in detail, the latest disinfection approaches, low-cost treatment strategies, management and protocols to control fresh produce qualities, diseases and insect infestation.

Key Features

  • Includes methods to reduce microbial contamination using chlorination, ozone, pulsed light, irradiation and plasma technology
  • Provides practical applications of recently developed, natural anti-microbial agents for eco-friendly and sustainable solutions
  • Explores various disinfection technologies for quality assurance and for the development of potential new technologies


Professionals working in the postharvest industry; graduate courses in the area of food microbiology, health studies, food processing, food preservation and quality of fresh produce

Table of Contents

  • 1. Postharvest disinfection of fruits and vegetables: an overview
    2. Postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables: recent advances
    3. Induced resistance in fruits and vegetables against biotic stress using GRAS compounds
    4. Aqueous Formulations
    5. Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl)
    6. Calcium hypochlorite (CaCl2O2)
    7. Peracetic acid
    8. Electrolyzed reduction water
    9. Ultrasonic processing technology
    10. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
    11. Physical Treatments
    12. Irradiation
    13. UV-A, B, and C
    14. Ozone- Nikos
    15. Plasma (thermal or cold plasma)
    16. Chlorine gas
    17. Sulfur dioxide
    18. Chitosan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: August 13, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128126981
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128126998

About the Editor

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui

Dr. Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India and author or co-author of 30 peer reviewed journal articles, 18 book chapters, and 18 conference papers. He has five books (four edited and one authored) books to his credit published by CRC Press, USA, Springer, USA, & Apple Academic Press, USA. Dr. Siddiqui has established an international peer reviewed journal, the “Journal of Postharvest Technology.” He has been serving as an editorial board member of several journals.

Recently, Dr Siddiqui was conferred the Young Achiever Award 2014 for the outstanding research work by the Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA), Nauni, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is an Honorary Board Member of the SADHNA, Nauni, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has been an active member of the organising committees of several national and international seminars/conferences/summits.

Dr. Siddiqui acquired his B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, India. He received M. Sc. (Horticulture) and Ph. D. (Horticulture) degrees from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, India with a specialization in the Postharvest Technology. He was awarded Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grants Commission, New-Delhi, India. He is a member of the "Core Research Group" at the Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), providing appropriate direction and assisting to sensitize priority of the research. He has received several grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research projects. Dr. Siddiqui has been associated with postharvest technology and processing aspects of horticultural crops. He is dynamically indulged in teaching (graduate and doctorate students) and research, and he has proven himself as an active scientist in the area of Postharvest Technology. Dr. Siddiqui is an established researcher, academic, and editor in the area of postharvest biotechnology of fruits and vegetables. He is an author or co-author of >50 research articles, >40 book chapters, and several conference papers. He has >20 books to his credit published by Elsevier, USA, CRC Press, USA, Springer, USA, & Apple Academic Press, USA. He also established two book series namely “Postharvest Biology & Technology” and “Innovations in Horticultural Sciences.” Along with being an AMBASSADOR of World Food Preservation Center, USA, Dr Siddiqui has received >15 awards and fellowships in recognition of research and teaching achievements from national and international organizations. He is the founding Chief Editor of “Journal of Postharvest Technology.”

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Scientist, Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India

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