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Pulsed Electric Fields Technology for the Food Industry
Fundamentals and Applications
edited by Javier Raso

Pulsed Electric Fields Technology for the Food Industry presents the information accumulated on pulsed electric fields during the last 15 years by experienced microbiologists, biochemists, food technologists, and electrical and food engineers.

Pulsed Electric Fields Technology for the Food Industry covers:

  • fundamental aspects of pulsed electric fields technology
  • the effects of pulsed electric fields on microorganisms
  • effect of pulsed electric fields on enzymes and food constituents
  • extraction of intercellular components
  • pulsed power systems
  • equipment
  • and more!

Contents

Part I: Introduction

Pulsed electric field processing of foods

  • Fundamental aspects of pulsed electric field treatment
  • Future aspects and economic analysis of PEF processing

Generation and Applications of high intensity pulsed electrical fields

  • Electric load requirements
  • Pulsed power systems
  • Components of high-power sources
  • Low-power source

Fundamental aspects of microbial membrane electroporation

  • Electroporation of biomembranes
  • Electroporation of microorganisms of interest in food preservation

Part II: Effects of Pulsed Electric Fields

Microbial inactivation by pulsed electric fields

  • Critical factors determining microbial inactivation by pulsed electric fields
  • Modeling microbial inactivation by pulsed electric fields
  • Combination treatments

Effect of pulsed electric fields on enzymes and food constituents

  • Effect of PEF on enzyme activity
  • Effect of PEF on food constituents
  • Generatiion of new compounds
  • Quality of PEF-processed foods

Extraction of intracellular components by pulsed electric fields

  • Theoretical aspects of PEF influence on the biological materials
  • Application of PEF for solid/liquid expression
  • Effect of PEF-enhancing on diffusion of water and soluble substances from tissues

Part III: Applications and Equipment

Applications of pulsed electric field technology for the food industry

  • Permeabilization of cell membranes
  • Applications of PEF technology for the food industry
  • Cost analysis
  • Problems and challenges
  • Research needs, concludions, and outlook

Processing equipment for application of pulsed electric fields in the food industry

  • Peak power requirements
  • Continuous power requirements
  • Power supplies, switches, and treatment devices
  • Electrochemical properties of pulsed power systems
  • Process assessment

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Fundamentals and Applications
edited by Javier Raso

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