Research and Information

At Focusun, we try our best to give you as much information as possible so you can make well-founded decisions. Here at the Research and Information section, we provide you with general knowledge, advanced scientific testing results and all that is important to know about vacuum cooling, the cooling process and additional methods. You can conveniently find compiled information and save the time searching in different places.

General Advantages of Vacuum Cooling

Learn about the different advantages that vacuum cooling can bring for various foods commodities…

Accepted Cooling Methods for Fruits and Vegetables

A short overview about the different kinds of vegetables and fruits and the methods to cool them…

Optimal Handling Conditions for Fruits and Vegetables

A table compiled of researchers’ and governments’ information that tells you about recommended storage temperature, highest freezing temperature, relative humidity, expectable shelf life and accepted cooling methods for most sorts of fruits and vegetables…

Accepted Cooling Methods for Flowers

A quick overview of accepted cooling methods for flowers and potted plants…

Optimal handling Conditions for Flowers

Detailed information about optimal storage temperatures, highest freezing points, which storage life to expect and accepted cooling methods of the most common flowers…

Comparison of Typical Product Effects and Cost for Common Cooling Methods

With this table you can get the fastest overview and compare important characteristics like cooling time, cost or energy efficiency between vacuum cooling, hydro cooling, forced-air cooling, ice cooling and room cooling…

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Research Articles Related to Vacuum Cooling

Vacuum Cooling of Foods
pdf Overview. Hightech Europe (2011) [English version].

Precooling Fruits and Vegetables
pdf Li Changying. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia (2011) [English version].

Vacuum Cooling Technology for The Food Processing Industry: a Review
pdf Karl McDonald and Da-Wen Sun, Journal of Food Engineering 45.2 (2000) [English version].

Pre-cooling and Storage Facilities
pdf Thompson, James F. Agriculture Handbook Number 66 (1998) [English version].

Using Vacuum Cooling Method of Precooling Process of Cabbage
pdf Rahi, Sahar, Houshang Bahrami, and Mohammad Javad Sheikhdavoodi. (2013) [English version].

Vacuum Cooling Technology for the Agri-food Industry: Past, Present and Future
pdf Sun, Da-Wen, and Liyun Zheng. Journal of Food Engineering 77.2 (2006) [English version].

Cooling Method Influences the Postharvest Quality of Broccoli
pdf Gillies, S. L., and P. M. A. Toivonen. HortScience 30.2 (1995) [English version].

Handling, Cooling and Sanitation Techniques for Maintaining Postharvest Quality
pdf Sargent, Steven Alonzo, M. A. Ritenour, and J. K. Brecht. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS, (2000) [English version].

Properties and Recommended Conditions for Long-term Storage of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
pdf Cantwell, Marita. Postharvest Technology Center, University of California (2001) [English version].

Effect of Vacuum Cooling on Physiological Changes in the Antioxidant System of Mushroom under Different Storage Conditions
pdf Tao, Fei, Min Zhang, and Hang-qing Yu. Journal of food engineering 79.4 (2007) [English version].

Vacuum Cooling and Storage Temperature Influence the Quality of Stored Mung Bean Sprouts
pdf DeEll, Jennifer R., et al. HortScience 35.5 (2000) [English version].

Effect of Evacuation Rate on the Vacuum Cooling Process of a Cooked Beef Product
pdf Mc Donald, Karl, and Da-Wen Sun. Journal of Food Engineering 48.3 (2001) [English version].

Experimental Evaluation of the Performance of Vacuum Cooling Method for Large Cooked Meat Joints
pdf Wang, Lijun and Da-Wen Sun. Journal of food process engineering 25.5 (2002) [English version].

Rapid Cooling of Porous and Moisture Foods by Using Vacuum CoolingTechnology
pdf Wang, Lijun, and Da-Wen Sun. Trends in food science & technology 12.5 (2001) [English version].

WFLO Commodity Storage Manual: Floral and Nursery Stock
pdf WFLO. Global Cold Chain Alliance (2008) [English version].

Handling of Cut Flowers for Export
pdf Reid, M.S. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California (2009) [English version].

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