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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 304016, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/304016
Research Article

A Kinetic Model for Predicting the Relative Humidity in Modified Atmosphere Packaging and Its Application in Lentinula edodes Packages

1Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
2Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Advanced Food Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, Wuxi 214122, China

Received 13 June 2013; Accepted 7 August 2013

Academic Editor: Changfeng Ge

Copyright © 2013 Li-xin Lu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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