Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2005
Publication Date: 12/22/2005
Citation: Ramaswamy, R., Jin, Z.T., Balasubramaniam, V.M., Zhang, H.Q. 2005. Pulsed electric field processing fact sheet for food processors. Ohio State University Extension Factsheet. Bulletin Number FSE-2-05.
Technical Abstract: Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) apply intensive, high voltage electric field pulses to biological materials and cause cell membrane, primarily lipid bi-layers, to breakdown. PEF may be used to pasteurize fluid and pumpable foods. The benefit of PEF is the retention of product quality and freshness. A pilot plant scale PEF processing facility is available at Ohio State University for demonstration and evaluation purposes.