Tropical Fruits: From Cultivation to Consumption and Health Benefits, Pineapple



Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC012000

The chapters included in this book represent the work from the US, Canada, Japan, China, India, Iran, Netherlands, Turkey, Slovakia, and Portugal. The book attempts to cover the cellular manufacturing area from various angles. In terms of solution techniques, different approaches such as heuristics, mathematical models, networks models, genetic algorithm approaches, artificial neural networks, knowledge-based algorithms, a space search algorithm, simulated annealing, fuzzy concepts, analytic hierarchy processes and simulation are included in the book. As for performance measures, most chapters target a single objective whereas some others cover multiple objectives. In terms of the complexity of the problems, the authors divide them into simpler single phase problems versus more complex problems that require multiple-phase solutions. Most of the chapters discuss deterministic problems. On the other hand, a few of the chapters focus on stochastic cases. There are many new concepts and solution approaches covered in this book. The details of the material coverage is listed in the following paragraphs.

The book starts with the evolution of cellular manufacturing. In terms of design-related issues, it covers the application of math modeling for cell formation, family and subfamily formation, production system selection, formation and evaluation of design alternatives, machine layout, dynamic cells, virtual cells, cell formation considering alternative routes, remainder cells, cell formation with product of life cycle considerations, demand-variability based cell formation, layered cellular design, assembly cells and a recent Japanese proposition called SERU cells. All types of cells, namely labor-intensive cells, machine-intensive cells and robotic cells are covered in the book.

In terms of operational and control issues, human skills, manpower allocation, cell size determination, dispatching rules, parallel machine scheduling, flowshop scheduling, re-entrant flowshop scheduling, flexible job shop scheduling, assembly line balancing, process planning and scheduling, multiple-resource scheduling, cell loading and cell scheduling, synchronized flow, planning concepts such as period batch control, polka, Kanban, conwip and more are discussed.

Cases studies include electromechanical assembly, bicycle manufacturing, igniter assembly system, jewelry manufacturing and semi-conductor industry.

We believe that this book will be of value to students, researchers, academicians and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Pineapple Taxonomy (pp. 1-14)
Gabriel Moretti-Almeida

Chapter 2. Nutritional Values and Post-Harvest Handling of Pineapples (pp. 15-42)
Balakrishnan Kunasundari, Mei Kying Ong, Kokila Thiagarajah, Shao Yin Ooi and Huey-Shi Lye

Chapter 3. Bromelain from Pineapple: Its Stability and Therapeutic Potentials (pp. 43-100)
Sromona Das and Debasish Bhattacharyya

Chapter 4. Fresh-Cut Pineapple: UV-C Light Potentialities in Shelf-Life Extension (pp. 101-116)
Stella Plazzotta and Lara Manzocco

Chapter 5. Ionizing Energy for Shelf-Life Longevity on Pineapples’ Ready-To-Eat Status (pp. 117-128)
Marcia Nalesso Costa Harder and Valter Arthur

Chapter 6. The Effects of Gamma Radiation in the Post-Harvest Conservation of Pineapple cv. Smooth Cayenne (pp. 129-140)
Valter Arthur and Marcia Nalesso Costa Harder

Chapter 7. Processing Pineapple Juice Using Ultraviolet Irradiation (pp. 141-190)
Nor Hasni Hambali, Koh Pei Chen, Noranizan Mohd Adzahan and Rosnah Shamsudin

Chapter 8. Pineapple Fruit: Technical Aspects of Cultivation, Postharvest and Nutrition (pp. 191-226)
Henriqueta Talita Guimarães Barboza, Alexandra Mara Goulart Nunes Mamede, Antonio Gomes Soares, Otniel Freitas Silva, Valéria Bezerra Saldanha, José Ribamar Gusmão Araujo and Augusto César Vieira Neves Junior

Chapter 9. Gene Silencing by MicroRNA in Pineapple: Discovery, Involvement in the Control of Fruit Development and its Application as Artificial Gene Regulators (pp. 227-244)
Noor Hydayaty Md Yusuf, Mariam Abd. Latip, and Vijay S. Kumar

Editor’s Contact Information (pp. 245-246)

Index (pp. 247)


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