22. Case Studies of Ozone in Agri-Food Applications

  1. Howard Q. Zhang4,
  2. Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas5,
  3. V.M. Balasubramaniam6,7,
  4. C. Patrick Dunne8,
  5. Daniel F. Farkas9 and
  6. James T.C. Yuan10
  1. Rip G. Rice1,
  2. Dee M. Graham2 and
  3. Charles D. Sopher3

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958360.ch22

Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food

Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food

How to Cite

Rice, R. G., Graham, D. M. and Sopher, C. D. (2010) Case Studies of Ozone in Agri-Food Applications, 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.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

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

  3. 6

    Department of Food Science and Technology, USA

  4. 7

    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. 8

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

  6. 9

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

  7. 10

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    RICE International Consulting Enterprises, 1710 Hickory Knoll Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

  2. 2

    R and D Enterprises, 2747 Hutchinson Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA

  3. 3

    C&S AgriSystems, Inc., PO Box 1479, Washington, NC 27889, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816685

Online ISBN: 9780470958360



  • case studies of ozone - in agri-food applications;
  • agri-food applications for ozone - based on its ability to control microorganism growth;
  • International Ozone Association's Pan American Group (IOA/PAG) - forming an Agri-Food Task Force, efforts of IOA members;
  • agriculture and food storage case studies - bulk storage and curing of harvested onions;
  • tomatoes grown hydroponically - in ozone-containing water;
  • US garlic processor, serving large companies - as food ingredient supplier, serving prisons, schools and restaurant chains;
  • ozone for treatment and grain storage;
  • PlumRose facility, stringent regulations and expense - in meeting stricter environmental standards;
  • poultry drinking water ozonation - chickens, needing a clean and uncontaminated source of drinking water for daily gains and flock health;
  • catfish processors, and raw product prices - labor and processing costs as packaging materials, cold storage and waste disposal costs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Agriculture and Food Storage Case Studies

  • Food Processing Plant Case Studies

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References