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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Use of Ozone in Storage and Packing Facilities

Author
item Smilanick, Joseph

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 2003
Publication Date: March 1, 2004
Citation: Smilanick, J.L. 2004. Use of ozone in storage and packing facilities. Meeting Abstract. Proceedings 99th Meeting of the Washington State Horticultural Association. p. 131-139.

Interpretive Summary: Packinghouse managers deal with issues of sanitation and control of plant pathogens and other microbes, the quality of water that is discharged from packinghouses after use in processing, and the removal of ethylene gas that accelerates fruit aging. Ozone could be an element in the management of these problems. In this popular review article, submitted to this annual semi-technical publication for apple and pear growers and packers, the author reviews and discusses actual and potential applications of ozone in fresh fruit packing and storage operations.

Technical Abstract: Actual and potential applications of ozone in fresh fruit packing and storage operations is reviewed and discussed in this popular review article submitted to this annual semi-technical publication for apple and pear growers and processors. Applications such as the sanitation and control of plant pathogens and other microbes within facilities, the quality of water that is discharged from packinghouses after use in procesing, and the removal of ethylene gas that accelerates fruit aging are addressed.

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