5. Microwave Heating of Other Materials

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

Published Online: 8 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470822746.ch5

Microwaves and Metals

Microwaves and Metals

How to Cite

Gupta, M. and Wai Leong, Eugene, W. (2007) Microwave Heating of Other Materials, in Microwaves and Metals, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore. doi: 10.1002/9780470822746.ch5

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 of other materials;
  • microwave heating, emerging technology - rapid, efficient heating of materials;
  • major industrial application of microwave heating - rubber preheating, curing and vulcanization;
  • microwave heating of materials;
  • food processing using microwaves - microwave heating applications;
  • microwaves, for pasteurization - sterilization and enzyme inactivation;
  • biomedical applications of microwaves - diathermy, hyperthermia, sterilization and pathology;
  • ceramic processing using microwaves;
  • polymer processing – curing of polymers and polymer composites;
  • waste remediation and recycling


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Food Processing

  • Ceramics Processing

  • Polymer Processing

  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Processing

  • Waste Remediation and Recycling

  • Minerals Processing

  • Biomedical Applications

  • Other Applications

  • Summary

  • References