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

Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities

1st Edition

Editors: Elhadi Yahia
Paperback ISBN: 9780128132760
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 19th 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

Errol Hewett
1. Introduction
Elhadi M. Yahia
2. Postharvest losses and waste
Elhadi M. Yahia
3. Classification of horticultural commodities
Elhadi M. Yahia
4. Preharvest Effects on Postharvest Quality
José de Jesús Ornelas-Paz
5. Harvesting of horticultural commodities
Mustafa Erkan
6. Precooling
Atef Mohamed Elansari
7. Refrigeration
Donald Fenton
8. Psychrometrics
Christopher William Callahan
9. Packing
Ahmed Ait-Oubahou Sr.
10. Minimal Processing
J. Fernando Ayala-Zavala
11. Packaging
Ahmed Ait-Oubahou Sr.
12. Storage systems
Atef Mohamed Elansari
13. Modified and controlled atmospheres
Elhadi M. Yahia
14. Ethylene technology
Jeffrey K. Brecht
15. Physiological disorders and their control
Elhadi M. Yahia
16. Postharvest pathogens and their control
Samir Droby
17. Postharvest insects and their control
Elhadi M. Yahia
18. Irradiation
José de Jesús Ornelas-Paz
19. Transport of horticultural commodities
Patrick Brecht and Jeffrey K. Brecht
20. Utilization and management of horticultural waste
M. Gloria Lobo and E. Dorta
21. Postharvest quality control
Jeffrey K. Brecht
22. Analysis and control in postharvest operations
Livio Fadanelli, Pierluigui Matte and Elhadi M. Yahia
23. Biotechnology of horticultural commodities
Martin-Ernesto Tiznado-Hernández
24. 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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