The inactivation kinetics of Lactobacillus plantarum was studied in orange-carrot juice using high intensity pulsed electric fields. The results indicated that under the treatment conditions applied, 28.6, 32.0, and 35.8 kV/cm and treatment times ranging from 10.2 to 46.3 μs, the inactivation of L. plantarum obtained was up to 2.5 decimal reductions. Experimental and literature data were fitted to Bigelow, Hülsheger et al. and Peleg models and to Weibull frequency distribution function. Weibull was the one that best interpreted the data with accuracy factor values closer to 1.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science