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Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies by F Feeherry, C Doona, K Kustin

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Pulsed electric field (PEF) systems for commercial food and juice processing

M.A. Kempkes,     Diversified Technologies, Inc., USA

Abstract:

This chapter describes the key PEF treatment parameters, and the specialized equipment required to implement this process in liquid food processing. It also describes the interactions between the process parameters and the electrical design and performance of PEF systems, as a guide for potential adopters of this technology. Finally, this chapter presents initial commercial applications of PEF processing, and guidelines for its future adoption.

Key words

non-thermal

pasteurization

PEF

high voltage

juices

bacteria

disinfection

4.1 Introduction

Pulsed electric field (PEF) processing is a low temperature, ...

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