Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

2-1-1994

Abstract

Describes a method for the reduction or elimination of microbes in liquid or food products. The passage of a waveform, such as a DC square-wave, of a specific amplitude, duty cycle and current through the liquid or food product for a specific time period, allows for the elimination of microbes such as Salmonella Typhimurium from a variety of substances, including water, milk and solid food products.

Department

Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Poultry Science

Patent Number

US5282940

Application Filed

7-20-1992

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. 890234 awarded by the Department Of Agriculture.

Carl L. Griffis, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Michael F. Slavik, Department of Poultry Science

Phillip V. Engler, Department of Poultry Science

Yanbin Li, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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