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Changes of backscattering parameters during chilling injury in bananas


Hashim, Norhashila and Janius, Rimfiel and Abdul Rahman, Russly and Osman, Azizah and Shitan, Mahendran and Zude, Manuela (2014) Changes of backscattering parameters during chilling injury in bananas. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 9 (3). pp. 314-325. ISSN 1823-4690


The change in backscattering parameters during the appearance of chilling injury in bananas was investigated. Bananas were stored at a chilling temperature for two days and the degrees of the chilling injuries that appeared were measured before, during and after storage using backscattering imaging and visual assessment. Laser lights at 660 nm and 785 nm wavelengths were shot consecutively onto the samples in a dark room and a camera was used to capture the backscattered lights that appeared on the samples. The captured images were analysed and the changes of intensity against pixel count were plotted into graphs. The plotted graph provides useful information of backscattering parameters such as inflection point (IP), slope after inflection point (SA), and full width at half maximum (FWHM) and saturation radius (RSAT). Results of statistical analysis indicated that there were significant changes of these backscattering parameters as chilling injury developed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Science
Publisher: School of Engineering, Taylor’s University College
Keywords: Backscattering; Banana; Chilling injury; Fruit quality; Imaging
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 09:08
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 09:08
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/52031
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