%0 Journal Article
	%A Hala Yassine and  Hervé Noel and  Pascal Le Bideau and  Patrick Glouannec
	%D 2013
	%J International Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 81, 2013
	%T Cooling of Fresh Vegetable Farm Produce: Experimental and Numerical Studies
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/16596
	%V 81
	%X Following harvest, fresh produce needs to be cooled
immediately in a room where the air temperature and the relative air
humidity are controlled to maintain the produce quality. In this paper,
an experimental study for forced air cooling of fresh produce
(cauliflower) is performed using a pilot developed within our
laboratory. Furthermore, a numerical simulation of spherical
produces, taking into account the aerodynamic aspect and also the
heat transfer in the produce and in the air, was carried out using a
finite element method. At the end of this communication,
experimental results are presented and compared with the simulation.

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