The inactivation effect of 18 T pulsed magnetic fields in combination with selected non-thermal technologies was studied on Escherichia coli ATCC 11775. The bacteria were subjected to a treatment of either ultrasound (20 kHz, 70 W, 242 μm), high hydrostatic pressure (207 MPa, 5 min), pulsed electric field (6.25 kV/cm, 5.6 ms), or anti-microbials (Nisin 77.5 mg/1, lysozyme 1 mg/ml) and 50 magnetic field pulses (18 T, 30 μs). No additional inactivation or cell damage due to exposure to the pulsed magnetic field at 42 °C was observed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering