Translation of plasma technology from the lab to the food industry

Cullen, P.J. and Lalor, James and Scally, Laurence and Boehm, Daniela and Milosavljević, Vladimir and Bourke, Paula and Keener, Kevin (2017) Translation of plasma technology from the lab to the food industry. Plasma Processes and Polymers . ISSN 1612-8869 (In Press)

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Abstract

The potential of cold plasma as a food processing aid has been demonstrated for a range of processes and products. The potential applications of plasma technology are extensive and include: microbial decontamination, pest control, toxin elimination, food and package functionalisation and many others. However, studies reported to date have principally been at laboratory scale. This paper discusses the status and challenges of transferring the technology to the industry. The major challenges discussed for adoption of atmospheric plasma as a food processing tool by industry are: 1) demonstration of product/process specific efficacies; 2) development of process compatible technology designs and scale-up; 3) effective process control and validation; 4) regulatory approval and 5) consumer acceptance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Cullen PJ, Lalor J, Scally L, et al. Translation of plasma technology from the lab to the food industry. Plasma Process Polym. 2017;e1700085, https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.201700085 , which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppap.201700085/full.
Keywords: Atmospheric pressure glow discharges (APGD); biomaterials; dielectric barrier discharges (DBD); food packaging; non-thermal plasma
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1002/ppap.201700085
Depositing User: Cullen, Patrick
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 14:32
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 14:42
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47967

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