3. Microwave Heating

  1. Manoj Gupta and
  2. Wong Wai Leong, Eugene

Published Online: 8 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470822746.ch3

Microwaves and Metals

Microwaves and Metals

How to Cite

Gupta, M. and Wai Leong, Eugene, W. (2007) Microwave Heating, in Microwaves and Metals, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore. doi: 10.1002/9780470822746.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470822722

Online ISBN: 9780470822746



  • microwave heating;
  • microwave heating, from radio frequency heating - and industrial applications;
  • use of microwaves for food processing, widespread - and microwave processing for other materials, limited;
  • microwave heating characteristics;
  • microwave heating, unique characteristics - different, from conventional heating;
  • microwave heating of materials - different, from conventional resistance heating;
  • heat distribution - within a material, in microwave heating;
  • microwaves, in remediation - of hazardous radioactive waste;
  • variable-frequency microwave technology - and nonuniform heating elimination;
  • microwave heating types - pure and hybrid microwave heating


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Development of Microwave Heating

  • Characteristics of Microwave Heating

  • Types of Microwave Heating

  • Future Developments

  • Summary

  • References