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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (920) Last page : (928)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5480

Estimation of Respiratory Dynamics of Fresh Green Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)

P. S. Grewal1*, Ashok Kumar2, Preetinder Kaur3 and Mohit Singla4

1, 2,3Department of Processing and Food Engineering, 4School of Renewable Energy Engineering
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004
*Corresponding Author E-mail: grewal829@gmail.com
Received: 20.08.2017  |  Revised: 28.09.2017   |  Accepted: 4.10.2017  



The respiratory behavior of fresh green chillies under different temperatures were evaluated to study its respiratory dynamics based upon enzyme kinetics. The dependence of respiration rate on the O and CO concentrations was described assuming the enzyme kinetics model for combined type of inhibition caused by CO. Various respiratory parameters viz. maximal O consumption rate Michaelis-Menten constants, inhibition constants under the specified environmental conditions of 5, 10, 15°C and 85% relative humidity (RH) were estimated using non-linear regression technique.It was found that storage temperature had substantial affect on the partial pressures within the closed containers and subsequently the respiration rates. The concentration of O inside the container and surrounding temperature had synergistic effect on the rate of respiration and respiratory parameters. Though the inhibition by evolved CO was observed to be of combined type, it was predominantly competitive at all temperatures. Thus, this study can be utilized for design of modified atmosphere packages for storage of fresh green chillies. It was observed that the respiration rate (oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide evolution rate) increased with increase in temperature.

Key words: Respiration rate, Enzyme kinetics, Mixed inhibition, Green chillies, Modified atmosphere packaging

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Cite this article: Grewal, P.S., Kumar, A., Kaur, P. and Singla, M., Estimation of Respiratory Dynamics of Fresh Green Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 920-928 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5480

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