Thermal processing of food packaging waste using microwave heating

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Abstract

Public concern about the environment has necessitated looking into new and more effective ways of disposing food packaging waste. A method for thermal processing of food packaging waste using microwaves was developed. Microwave heating has unique advantages such as a rapid heating rate, uniform heating, and space and energy savings. An experiment conducted is detailed here in which the behavior of the heating rate at different densities and moisture contents of the packaging waste using the said method was investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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