Evaluation of different packaging types for adoption in safe handling and transportation of fresh tomato fruits in Nigeria

Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal

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Title Evaluation of different packaging types for adoption in safe handling and transportation of fresh tomato fruits in Nigeria
 
Creator Onu, Ogbonnaya Boniface
Ani, Ozoemena Anthony
Asoiro, Felix U.
Uzoejinwa, Benjamin Benald
Ugwu, Samson N.
Abu, Ngozi
Uguru, Michael I.
 
Subject Fresh tomato fruit
packaging type
handling
transportation
post-harvest losses
 
Description ABSTRACTThis work evaluated plastic, wooden and carton crates and compared the best of them to traditional basket for possible adoption in safe handling and transportation of fresh tomato fruits in Nigeria. This was achieved through laboratory experiments and analysis involving static tests, simulating storage conditions (at average temperature and humidity of 28.920C and 62.08% respectively) and dynamic tests, simulating handling and transportation conditions involving dropping from different heights and vibration at different amplitudes and frequency. Based on experimental results and economic considerations, carton crate was adjudged the best and a new modified design of it was developed. The performance of the designed crate and the traditional basket presently in use in Nigeria was compared. Results of comparative predictive analysis between the carton and the traditional basket revealed that losses that can be incurred using traditional basket while on transit is about 6.25-7.08%; which can be reduced to an average of 5.71% when carton crates are used. In case of accident, the traditional method can incur an average loss of 51.59%, which can be reduced to an average of 37.88% when carton crates are used. In case of delay in travel (2-3weeks), the traditional method may lose an average of 23.81-88.10%, but this can be reduced to 14-67% when carton crates are used.
 
Publisher International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
 
Date 2021-12-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/6925
 
Source Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal; Vol. 23 No. 4 (2021): CIGR Journal
1682-1130
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/6925/3777
 
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