Abstract: A method for preventing greening due to chlorophyll formation in raw unpeeled cold-stored potato tubers exposed to light prior to and including retail sale which comprises spraying or dipping the tubers in an aqueous emulsion containing a single surfactant so as to form a thin continuous film in and on the surface of the tuber which is relatively impermeable to carbon dioxide thereby ensuring an atmosphere containing at least 15% CO.sub.2 within the film and in the tuber. The surfactant preferably contains long chain fatty acid moieties and polyoxyalkylene or polyhydroxy moieties, and has an HLB rating below about 15. A modified process involves the addition of an organic acid, selected from aliphatic mono- and polycarboxylic acids having from 2-6 carbon atoms and at least one hydroxy or oxo group, and lactones thereof, excepting those dicarboxylic acids which readily form internal anhydrides, to the surfactant mixture in order to "tighten" the surfactant film formed on the tubers under treatment.
July 9, 1976
Date of Patent:
October 31, 1978
Canadian Patents and Development Limited
Abstract: A cathode for use in a hydrazine/air fuel cell which comprises a sintered nickel substrate having a silver electrocatalyst deposited thereon and having, on one side, a semipermeable hydrophobic membrane, and on the other side thereof a hydrophilic microporous separator membrane. The silver-sintered nickel substrate may be wet-proofed by dipping in a solution of PTFE and in order to lower polarization of the cathode the silver-sintered nickel substrate may be amalgamated by treatment with a mercuric salt.
January 23, 1976
Date of Patent:
April 26, 1977
Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada as represented by the Minister of National Defence