Non-Thermal Processing division

Nonthermal Processing Division

Provides a forum for discussing nonthermal technologies for processing foods such as pulsed power engineering, ultra-high pressure, ozone, and reemerging food irradiation.


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Rick Falkenberg Nonthermal Processing Division
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Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • The Outstanding Volunteer award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2023-2024 recipient is Hetian Hu.
  • The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2023-2024 recipient is Viridiana Tejada-Ortigoza.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  • Srutee Rout, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), Development of Process Technology for the Formulation of a Cold Plasma Processed Plant Protein-Based Meat Analogue
  • Urvi Shah, North Carolina State University, Effects of Cold Plasma and Ultraviolet (UV) on Microbial Inactivation and Quality Characteristics of Eggshells
  • Sohee Yoon, Seoul Women's University (Seoul, South Korea), Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in peeled squid using a combined in-package treatment of cold plasma and ultraviolet C light emitting diodes

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