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Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128132760, 9780128132777

Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities

1st Edition

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Editor: Elhadi Yahia
Paperback ISBN: 9780128132760
eBook ISBN: 9780128132777
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 17th July 2019
Page Count: 750
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Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities describes all the postharvest techniques and technologies available to handle perishable horticultural food commodities. It includes basic concepts and important new advances in the subject. Adopting a thematic style, chapters are organized by type of treatment, with sections devoted to postharvest risk factors and their amelioration. Written by experts from around the world, the book provides core insights into identifying and utilizing appropriate postharvest options for maximum results.

Key Features

  • Presents the most recent developments in processing technologies in a single volume
  • Includes a wide range of perishable products, thus allowing for translational insight
  • Appropriate for students and professionals
  • Written by experts as a reference resource


Undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers, as well as all professionals related to the handling of horticultural food commodities

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Elhadi M. Yahia

2. Postharvest losses and waste

Elhadi M. Yahia, Jorge M. Fonseca, Lisa Kitinoja

3. Classification of horticultural commodities

Elhadi M. Yahia

4. Preharvest Factors Affecting Postharvest Quality

Elhadi M. Yahia, Alfonso Gardea-Béjar, José de Jesús Ornelas-Paz, Irma O. Maya-Meraz, Maria J. Rodriguez-Roque, Claudio Rios-Velasco, Juan Ornelas-Paz, Miguel A. Salas-Marina

5. Harvesting of horticultural commodities

Mustafa Erkan, Adem Dogan

6. Precooling

Atef Elansari, Donald L. Fenton, Christopher W. Callahan

7. Refrigeration

Donald L. Fenton, Christopher W. Callahan, Atef Elansari

8. Psychrometrics

Christopher W. Callahan, Atef Elansari, Donald L. Fenton

9. Packing Operations

Ahmed Ait-Oubahou, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Elhadi M. Yahia

10. Minimal Processing

G.R. Velderrain-Rodríguez, G.M. López-Gámez, J. Abraham Dominguez-Avila, G.A. González-Aguilar, R. Solivia-Fortuny, J.F. Ayala-Zavala

11. Packaging

Ahmed Ait-Oubahou, Z.A. Nur Hanani, B. Jamilah

12. Storage Systems

Atef Elansari, Elhadi M. Yahia, Wasim Siddiqui

13. Controlled atmosphere Storage

Elhadi M. Yahia, Livio Fadanelli, Pierluigi Matte, Jeffrey K. Brecht

14. Ethylene technology

Jeffrey K. Brecht

15. Physiological disorders and their control

Elhadi M. Yahia, Armando Carrillo-López, Adriana Saduno

16. Postharvest insects and their control

Elhadi M. Yahia, Lisa G. Neven, Robert W. Jones

17. Irradiation of Fruits and Vegetables

Anuradha Prakash, José de Jesús Ornelas-Paz

18. Temperature-Controlled Transport for Air, Land, and Sea

Patrick E. Brecht, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Jorge E. Saenz

19. Utilization and management of horticultural waste

M. Gloria Lobo and E. Dorta

20. Analysis and control in postharvest operations

Livio Fadanelli, Pierluigui Matte and Elhadi M. Yahia

21. Biotechnology of horticultural commodities

Verónica- Alhelí Ochoa-Jiménez, Julio-César Tafolla-Arellano, Guillermo Berumen-Varela, Martín-Ernesto Tiznado-Hernández

22. General recommendations
Elhadi M. Yahia


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About the Editor

Elhadi Yahia

Elhadi Yahia is a Professor in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico, and is a consultant to several organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico

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