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Published 2005

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Publication details

Journal : Journal of Food Engineering , vol. 70 , p. 499–505 , 2005

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 0260-8774
Electronic : 1873-5770

Publication type : Academic article

Contributors : Sivertsvik, Morten; Jensen, Jens Stoumann

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The solubility and diffusion of carbon dioxide into cooked meat products (cooked ham and meat sausage with different pH-levels) was determined at different starting pressures and gas to product volume ratios by monitoring pressure changes over time in a closed chamber at constant temperatures (0, 4, and 8 °C). Good correlation of the CO2 solubility between the packaging parameters (gas to product volume ratio and initial partial pressure) and the meat products water content was found. The solubility of CO2 followed Henry’s law and the initial partial pressure of CO2 influenced the solubility mostly. Only small variations in the diffusion constants and absorption rates were found within the experimental design. A pH difference of 0.5 in the two meat sausage types did not influence either solubility or diffusion significantly.