39. Process Design Involving Pulsed UV Light

  1. Jasim Ahmed PhD3 and
  2. Mohammad Shafiur Rahman PhD4
  1. Ali Demirci PhD1 and
  2. Nene M. Keklik PhD2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444398274.ch39

Handbook of Food Process Design

Handbook of Food Process Design

How to Cite

Demirci, A. and Keklik, N. M. (2012) Process Design Involving Pulsed UV Light, in Handbook of Food Process Design (eds J. Ahmed and M. Shafiur Rahman), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444398274.ch39

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Food and Nutrition Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait

  2. 4

    Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Food Engineering, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330113

Online ISBN: 9781444398274



  • process design, involving pulsed UV light;
  • new and innovative techniques, in decontamination;
  • UV light, nonchemical, nonthermal approach;
  • photochemical, photons absorbed by microbial constituents;
  • microorganism inactivation by pulsed UV;
  • operation of pulsed UV, batch-type or continuous-flow;
  • pulse duration and frequency, significant parameters;
  • design parameter estimation;
  • advanced levels of process design;
  • pulsed UV, systems, and periodic cleaning


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • End Products of the Process

  • Process Components

  • Basic Theoretical Principles and Mode of Operation

  • Equipment (Advantages and Limitations) and Parameters

  • Empirical Data and Rules of Thumb

  • Estimation of the Design Parameters

  • Process Control, Operations and Maintenance

  • Advanced Levels of Process Design for Complicated Systems

  • Cleaning and Sanitation Techniques

  • Capital and Operating Costs

  • Examples of Studies

  • Worked Examples

  • Summary and Future Needs

  • References