Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Operations

Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Operations

1st Edition - June 1, 2014

Write a review

  • Author: Tatiana Koutchma
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124200913
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124200999

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (Mobi, PDF, EPub)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Operations presents commercial benefits of HPP technology for specific processing operations in the food industry, including raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) meat processing, dairy and seafood products, drinks and beverages, and other emerging processes. The book presents high hydrostatic pressure processing (HPP) for treatment of different groups of raw and finished products, focusing on specific pressure-induced effects that will lead to different biological impacts, and the information necessary for specifying HPP process and equipment. It also discusses phenomena of compression heating, the HPP in-container principle, requirements for plastic materials, factors affecting efficacy of HPP treatments, and available commercial systems. Additionally, the book provides updated information on the regulatory status of HPP technology around the world. This book is an ideal concise resource for food process engineers, food technologists, product developers, federal and state regulators, equipment manufacturers, graduate students, and educators involved in research and development.

Key Features

  • Includes case studies for HPP treatment of commercially produced foods with information regarding different HPP processing equipment
  • Gives examples of specific applications for meat and poultry products treatments, fresh juices and beverages, and seafood
  • Covers energy savings, environmental aspects of HPP technology, and regulatory status

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction

    • 1.1 HPP Benefits and Global Market

    Chapter 2. Fundamentals of HPP Technology

    • 2.1 HPP Principle
    • 2.2 Foods Under Pressure

    Chapter 3. In-Container HPP Principle

    • 3.1 Requirements for Plastic Packaging Materials

    Chapter 4. HPP Cycles

    • 4.1 High-Pressure Pasteurization
    • 4.2 Process Parameters
    • 4.3 Time
    • 4.4 Pressure
    • 4.5 Temperature
    • 4.6 Product Parameters

    Chapter 5. HPP Microbial Effects in Foods

    • 5.1 Development of HPP Preservation Process

    Chapter 6. Emerged HPP Commercial Applications

    • 6.1 Meat Processing
    • 6.2 Poultry
    • 6.3 Fruit, Vegetables, and Juice Products
    • 6.4 Dairy Products
    • 6.5 Seafood and Fish

    Chapter 7. Emerging Applications

    • 7.1 HPP at Low Temperatures
    • 7.2 Potential Implementations of Low-Temperature HPP for Meat Preservation
    • 7.3 HPP for Sodium Reduction in RTE Meats

    Chapter 8. HPP Commercial and Pilot Equipment

    • 8.1 Mode of Operation
    • 8.2 Design
    • 8.3 Pressure Vessels
    • 8.4 Evaluation of Present Manufactures
    • 8.5 Initial Purchasing Costs, Maintenance, and Operation Costs
    • 8.6 Energy Consideration
    • 8.7 HPP System Installation Considerations
    • 8.8 Lab Scale and Pilot Plant HPP Units

    Chapter 9. Regulatory Status Update

    • 9.1 United States
    • 9.2 Canada
    • 9.3 European Union
    • 9.4 New Zealand and Australia

    Chapter 10. Conclusions

    • 10.1 HPP Commercialization and Gaps in Technology Transfer for Food Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 78
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: June 1, 2014
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124200913
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124200999

About the Author

Tatiana Koutchma

Dr. Tatiana Koutchma is a Research Scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph Research and Development Centre and a member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Guelph. Tatiana’s research focuses on the application of novel processing technologies to enhance microbial safety, quality and functionality of foods and feed, addresses issues of chemical safety including regulatory approvals, validation and technology transfer. Dr. Koutchma initiates, directs and performs integrated fundamental and applied research, interacts extensively with international government agencies, and collaborates with industry and academia partners. She is an Associate Editor of several international journals, and a co-founder and chair of UV for Food Working Group of International UV Association (IUVA). As well as delivering training for industry and government professionals, she has authored and co-authored 6 books, 14 book chapters, and more than 100 publications in peer reviewed and trade journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph Research and Development Centre, Canada; Graduate Faculty member, University of Guelph, Canada

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

Latest reviews

(Total rating for all reviews)

  • TolulopeOlowomofe Sun Dec 23 2018

    Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Opetations

    It gives the highly relevant summary of applications of High Hydrostatic Pressure in Food industries. It is easy to understand.