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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: (doi:10.13031/2013.17555) in Thermal Processing. Chapter 7 in Food & Process Engineering Technology, 163-192. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2004 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors: Wilhelm, Luther R., Dwayne A. Suter, and Gerald H. Brusewitz
Keywords: Aseptic processing, heat penetration curves, microorganisms, retorts, sterilization, thermal death
This unit introduces the concepts relative to thermal processing. The concept of thermal death of microorganisms is presented. Procedures for determining adequacy of thermal death at constant temperature and for changing temperatures are discussed. Additional topics include heat penetration analyses for retort processing and the relationship between experimental and theoretical heat penetration data.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)