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 2022-2023 recipient is Viridiana Tejada.
  • The Outstanding Service Award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2022-2023 recipient is Hosahalli Ramaswamy.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  • First: Priyanshi Chaturvedi, University of Minnesota: Evaluation of a Novel Cold Plasma Treatment to Reduce Surface Fungal Colonization of Sugar Beet Roots to Improve Postharvest Storage
  • Second: Aikaterini Spanou, Agricultural University of Athens: Shelf-Life Extension of Gilt-Head Sea Bream Fillets by In-Package Cold Atmospheric Plasma Processing
  • Finalist: Lida Rahimi Araghi, University of Georgia: Continuous flow high-pressure homogenization extends shelf-life and maintains microbial safety and quality of cantaloupe juice
  • Finalist: Shiwei Xu, University of Delaware: Application of Ultraviolet Light, Dry Heat, and Chemical Sanitizers in Decontamination of Salmonella on Almonds

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