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Appendix 6: Pulsed Light Treatment

  1. Howard Q. Zhang1,
  2. Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas2,
  3. V.M. Balasubramaniam3,4,
  4. C. Patrick Dunne5,
  5. Daniel F. Farkas6 and
  6. James T.C. Yuan7

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958360.app06

Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food

Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food

How to Cite

Zhang, H. Q., Barbosa-Cánovas, G. V., Balasubramaniam, V.M., Dunne, C. P., Farkas, D. F. and Yuan, J. T.C. (eds) (2010) Appendix 6: Pulsed Light Treatment, in Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958360.app06

Editor Information

  1. 1

    USDA Western Regional Research Center, 800 Buchanan St., Albany, CA 94710, USA

  2. 2

    Center for Nonthermal Processing of Food, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6120, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Food Science and Technology, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Food Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, 333 Parker Food Science and Technology Building, 2015 Fyffe Court, Columbus, OH 43210-1007, USA

  5. 5

    Science, Technology and Applied Research Directorate, U.S Army Natick Soldier R, D & E Center, 15 Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760, USA

  6. 6

    Department of Food Science and Technology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-6602, USA

  7. 7

    Pepsico Beverages & Foods, 100 Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 31 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816685

Online ISBN: 9780470958360



This appendix contains sections titled:

  • What is Pulsed Light treatment?

  • How is PL treatment dose quantified?

  • How does PL work?

  • Does PL treatment cause heating effects?

  • Can PL be used for processing all foods?

  • Does PL treatment have a negative effect on the quality of treated foods?

  • Are there PL units available commercially?

  • Is PL equipment safe to operate?

  • What is the regulatory status of Pulsed Light for use in commercial food applications?

  • Are any facilities available for developing PL applications before commercialization?