Traditional ewe's cheese producers face certain challenges caused by fluctuating environmental parameters inside the ripening room, which lead to lack of homogeneity in the final product. The present research discusses the application of computer fluid dynamics for simulating the distribution of environmental parameters, predicting the airflow pattern, and identifying critical areas where such parameters could cause reduced cheese quality. A new monitoring system was developed including presence sensors, temperature and humidity dataloggers, pneumatic actuators, microcontrollers, and microcomputers connected remotely for control, data visualization, and processing. The validation of the computer simulation and monitoring system was made with a batch of 40 ewe's cheeses distributed in three different zones inside a prototype ripening room and ripened for 35 days. At 35 days, a physical, chemical, and microbiological characterization of cheeses was made for evaluation of the influence of environmental conditions on cheese quality. The comparison between simulated and local measurements showed...
Applying computational fluid dynamics in the development of smart ripening rooms for traditional cheeses.
J. Dias, Geobiosciences, Geobiotechnologies and Geoengineering (GeoBioTec), Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologias, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal. Tel. +351-961-949-435. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alvarenga, N., Martins, J., Caeiro, J., Garcia, J., Passaro, J., Coelho, L., Santos, M. T., Lampreia, C., Martins, A., Dias, J.; Applying computational fluid dynamics in the development of smart ripening rooms for traditional cheeses.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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