Pulsed ultraviolet light

Ali Demirci, L. Panico

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Abstract

Pulsed Ultraviolet (UV)-Light is an emerging processing technology, which has a potential to decontaminate food products. The light generated by pulsed UV lamps consists of a continuum broadband spectrum from deep UV to the infrared, especially rich in UV range below 400 nm, which is germicidal. In pulsed UV-light system, UV-light is pulsed several times per second and each pulse lasts between 100 ns and 2ms. The pulsed UV-light has a modest energy input which can yield high peak power dissipation. Many researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of pulsed UV-light on microbial loads on food surfaces. In this paper, various applications of pulsed UV-light treatment of foods found in the literature as well as future research needs will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalFood Science and Technology International
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Demirci, Ali ; Panico, L. / Pulsed ultraviolet light. In: Food Science and Technology International. 2008 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 443-446.
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In: Food Science and Technology International, Vol. 14, No. 5, 01.10.2008, p. 443-446.

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