Effect of Chlorine Dioxide Gas Treatment on Surface Sterilization of Grape
Experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of concentration and duration of chlorine dioxide gas treatment on Surface sterilization of grape at 25°C. The results showed that the values of inactivate bacterial log reduction of Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium and alternaria increased with the increasing of ClO2 gas concentrations and treatment time. When the concentrations and treatment time was about 10 mg/m3 and 30 minutes, respectively, more than 4 log reduction was obtained for the three spoilage bacteria on grape surface. Furthermore, the effect of chlorine dioxide gas treatment on quality of grape was investigated. It was found that the contents of vitamin C (Vc) and reducing sugar (RS) in grape also increased compared with grape without ClO2 gas treatment.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
R. Y. Jin et al., "Effect of Chlorine Dioxide Gas Treatment on Surface Sterilization of Grape", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 2939-2944, 2011