Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities

Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities

1st Edition - July 16, 2019

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  • Editor: Elhadi Yahia
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132777
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132760

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 750
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: July 16, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132777
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132760

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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  • mohamed e. Mon Aug 19 2019

    good job dr. atef alansari

    good job dr. atef alansari ..