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An innovative non-destructive technology for controlling the storage period of chicken eggs using egg parameters

Narushin, Valeriy G., Romanov, Michael N., Salamon, Attila, Kent, John P. (2023) An innovative non-destructive technology for controlling the storage period of chicken eggs using egg parameters. Food and Bioprocess Technology, . pp. 1-12. ISSN 1935-5130. E-ISSN 1935-5149. (doi:10.1007/s11947-023-03290-z) (KAR id:104342)

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We proposed here a non-destructive technology for pre-sorting eggs into subclasses characterized by a specifical acceptable shelf life and quality requirements. Egg characteristics were identified suiting a predictive model for controlling storage periods. Accordingly, the relationships of egg parameters were assessed, with weight loss (ΔW) during storage being the best indicator of changes in egg contents variables. Using changes in ΔW, we established three indicators with the maximum effect on fast egg drying and shrinkage. These included egg weight (W), egg volume-to-surface area ratio, and air cell diameter. The relationship formulae were derived to estimate the ΔW value accurately. This approach enables to judge regarding the potential of each particular egg subclass for its acceptable weight shrinkage and assign an optimal storage period for it. The proposed non-invasive analytical method can be implemented in industrial conditions for both table and hatching eggs with the available set of automated technological equipment.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s11947-023-03290-z
Uncontrolled keywords: Chicken eggs; Non-destructive analytical methods; Egg storage; Egg quality control; Egg sorting
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA440 Geometry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH324.2 Computational biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction
Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2023 09:58 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 07:15 UTC
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