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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Monique Lacroix Nonthermal Processing Division
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Countries Represented by Members

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 2021-2022 recipient is Sonali Raghunath AND Vinicio Serment-Moreno.
  • The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2021-2022 recipient is Alessia Delbrück.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. Inactivation of Salmonella enterica and Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 in chia seeds by gaseous chlorine dioxide, Surabhi Wason, University of Arkansas (First Place)
  2. Effect of Plasma Activated Water Treatment on the Physicochemical Properties of Pterostilbene, Yu-Jou Chou, National Taiwan University (Second Place)
  3. Modification of hemp protein isolate by pH-shifting and its combination with high pressure homogenization, Gülşah Karabulut (Third Place)
  4. Continuous flow high-pressure homogenization extend shelf-life and maintain microbial safety and quality of watermelon juice, Lida Rahimi Araghi, University of Georgia (Finalist)
  5. Atmospheric Cold Plasma Inactivation of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in Cloudy Apple Juice, Emine Ozen, University of Georgia (Finalist)
  6. Directed agglomeration of plant proteins using a combination of electric field and ultrasound processing techniques, Michael Shen, Rutgers University (Finalist)

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