Ohmic heating and moderate electric field (MEF) processing

Sastry S., Yousef A., Cho H., Unal R., Salengke S., Wang W., ...More

8th International Conference on Engineering and Food (ICEF-8), Puebla, Mexico, 01 April 2000, pp.785-793 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Puebla
  • Country: Mexico
  • Page Numbers: pp.785-793
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Ohmic heating was revived in the 1980s, because it showed promise in particulate sterilization. Although that dream has not yet been fully realized, a number of advances have been made regarding fundamental understanding of the process. This has included fundamental fluid mechanics and heat transfer phenomena, microbial death kinetics, and the monitoring of temperatures, microbiological, and chemical changes within solids.