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Read the RESFOOD deliverables to get fully acquainted with the project’s research and demonstration activities.

The information contained in the below deliverables is offered with no access restriction and can be disseminated, provided that reference is made to the RESFOOD project and to the author(s) of the deliverable.

 

Horticulture

Ferti-irrigation efficient management for soil based strawberry cultivation

A compilation of the data obtained during the field studies to understand the influence of different irrigation tapes; achieve ferti-irrigation efficient water-nutrients management in conventional cultivation, in soil; maintain the water only in the plant’s root zone and avoid any water with nutrients leaching.

 

Recirculation systems for soilless cultivation

4 soilless cultivation systems in real field condition - no water recirculation, recirculation without disinfection, recirculation with oinized oxygen and recirculation with ozone – are considered in order to find the best solution with respect to crop performance and water and nutrients recovery. Expected benefits from the application of electrodialysis to prevent Na+ accumulation are also discussed. The results show that it is possible to reduce by over 40% the water consumption maintaining the same fruit quality (weight, firmness and Brix grade) and yield (early production, first production, second production, total production)

 

Report on water disinfection monitoring

Results from the research on technologies to control the concentration of pathogens in irrigation water in soil cultivation and on the effectiveness of two disinfection systems on recirculated water in soilless cultivation.

 

Integrated concepts

Integrated concepts for resource efficient food production and food processing

 

Assessment of new integrated concepts

Assessment of new integrated concepts for resource efficient food production and processing: environmental technology verification and life cycle assessment

 

Fertirrigation management optimisation

Report on Ferti-irrigation management optimization in the cultivation of strawberries in soil

 

Direct recirculation of water for substrate cultivation

Direct recirculation of water for substrate cultivation of strawberry and blackberry crops

 

Treatment of drainage water of substrate growth

Treatment of drainage water of substrate growth and re-use of Water and Nutrients

 

Evaluation of the pilot testing

Evaluation of the pilot testing of resource efficient horticulture and Food Processing

 

 

Fresh food processing and disinfection technologies

Laboratory tests of water treatment and decontamination technologies for process water in fresh cut industry

Results from lab-scale testing of of small scale combined and hybrid water treatment technologies for cold water reuse and decontamination/disinfection in the fresh-cut industry.

 

Laboratory tests of treatment & decontamination technologies for process water in fruit juice industries

Results from the lab-scale testing of  recycling of warm water and waste streams for processing purposes. Reusing condensed water safely in the apple juice processing line is studied.

 

The optimum disinfection treatment according to the bactericide effectiveness & impact on vegetables

Evaluation of  the effectiveness of chlorine and other sanitizer agents on produce and on washing water. Various sanitizing techniques, their efficacy and usefulness in being applied to control the microbial load on the real conditions of fresh-cut processing are investigated.

 

Report on comparison and selection of optimal detection methods

Results from testing of several different methods for bacterial detection based on DNA (molecular methods). These strategies circumvent the need for culturing which can be cumbersome up to impossible, and lengthy. The aim is to identify  rapid, accurate, and portable methods to evaluate “real-time” quality and safety of water and food.

 

Device design and performance for bacterial detection

Description of the rapid, accurate, cost effective, reliable, and portable device to evaluate “real-time” quality and safety of water, integrated on the production floor. The device is based on the novel optical biosensor designed by Technion.

 

Biomass

Report on the functionality of sesquiterpene lactones, pectins and carotenoids

Functionality of sesquiterpene lactones, pectins and carotenoids, extracted from food by -products.

Cascade approach and TEA

Cascade approach of biomass by-product valorisation with decision tool and techno-economic analysis.

Polyphenols from biomass by-products

Report on the concentration of polyphenols from biomass by-products using membrane technology.

 

Others non-scientific

Periodic Report 1_Publishable Summary

RESFOOD Website

Project dissemination and exploitation plan

First period update dissemination and exploitation plan

Second period update dissemination and exploitation activities

Organisation of two info sessions

Final conference