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A review: intelligent controllers for tropical food storage system

Adeyinka Abdulquadri, Oluwo and Salami, Momoh Jimoh Emiyoka and Md. Raisuddin, Khan and Aibinu, Abiodun Musa (2011) A review: intelligent controllers for tropical food storage system. In: 2011 4th International Conference on Mechatronics: Integrated Engineering for Industrial and Societal Development (ICOM 2011), 17-19 May, 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Food security can be assured by improving on post harvest storage methods. Food stored under improper storage conditions are prone to increased respiration and transpiration processes which often result in depletion and weight loss of edible material. Storage temperature and relative humidity are major factors that ultimately determine product quality and quantity. This paper presents a survey on methods of post harvest storage systems. The indigenous methods of tropical food storage common to the West African region are discussed. The attendant problems associated with these methods are highlighted. Intelligent control methods are also discussed. A novel intelligent controller is proposed to sustain product quality and quantity by optimizing the storage process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2470/1775
Uncontrolled Keywords: intelligent control, food storage, yam tuber
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Abiodun Musa Aibinu
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 11:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2011 11:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1775

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