https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Reduction of energy usage during storage and transport of bananas by management of exogenous ethylene levels https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:21312 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:52:46 AEDT ]]> Use of ventilation with ambient air to inhibit ripening of banana during long distance transport https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:25701 = 90% RH to ensure weight loss remained well below the target loss of 4%. Modelling against an actual vehicle route in Australia of about 2600 km from North Queensland to Sydney under climatic conditions prevailing over the four seasons showed that it was feasible to maintain ambient air at 90% RH with an on-board water tank. It was concluded that transport of bananas with ventilation in a non-refrigerated vehicle could be a cost effective alternative to refrigeration. Ventilation could also have application in developing regions where refrigerated transport is not routinely available or affordable.]]> Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:28:21 AEDT ]]>