13. Pulsed Electric Field Assisted Extraction—A Case Study

  1. Howard Q. Zhang2,
  2. Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas3,
  3. V.M. Balasubramaniam4,5,
  4. C. Patrick Dunne6,
  5. Daniel F. Farkas7 and
  6. James T.C. Yuan8
  1. Stefan Toepfl and
  2. Volker Heinz

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958360.ch13

Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food

Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food

How to Cite

Toepfl, S. and Heinz, V. (2010) Pulsed Electric Field Assisted Extraction—A Case Study, in Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food (eds H. Q. Zhang, G. V. Barbosa-Cánovas, V.M. Balasubramaniam, C. P. Dunne, D. F. Farkas and J. T.C. Yuan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958360.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

    Department of Food Science and Technology, USA

  4. 5

    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. 6

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

  6. 7

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

  7. 8

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

Author Information

  1. DIL Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7, 49610 Quakenbrück, Germany

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816685

Online ISBN: 9780470958360



  • pulsed electric field assisted extraction - a case study;
  • pulsed electric fields (PEFs), to cellular tissue, increase in mass transfer coefficients - and cell membrane permeabilization;
  • Food Science and Technology (FSTA) abstracts;
  • systematic studies on microbial inactivation - by Sale and Hamilton (Sale and Hamilton);
  • PEF-induced tissue permeabilization evaluation - cell disintegration index, after a method developed by Angersbach et al;
  • scaling-up laboratory-scale experiments - on PEF applicability for fruit juice production;
  • press for liquid–solid separation - slight trend toward increase of juice yield after PEF application;
  • carrot mash treatment, evaluating separability - using tissue with different structural properties;
  • PEF-impact on anthocyanin extraction;
  • pulse modulators and treatment chambers - for technical and industrial scale treatment, realized at DIL


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Application Examples

  • Cost Estimation

  • Industrial Scale Equipment Availability

  • References