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Ultraviolet LED Technology for Food Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128177945, 9780128177952

Ultraviolet LED Technology for Food Applications

1st Edition

From Farms to Kitchens

Editor: Tatiana Koutchma
eBook ISBN: 9780128177952
Paperback ISBN: 9780128177945
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th August 2019
Page Count: 146
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Description

Ultraviolet LED Technology for Food Applications: From Farms to Kitchens examines the next wave in the LED revolution and its ability to bring numerous advantages of UVC disinfection. As UVC LED-based light fixtures will become the driving force behind wider adoption, with potential use in the treatment of beverages, disinfection of food surfaces, packaging and other food contact and non-contact surfaces, this book presents the latest information, including LEDs unique properties and advantages and the developments and advances made in four areas of application, including produce production and horticulture, post-harvest and post processing storage, safety and point-of-use applications.

Alternative opportunities to current practices of food production and processing that are more sophisticated and diverse are being intensively investigated in recent decades, things like Ultraviolet light (UV) irradiation. The effects of UVC LEDs against bacteria, viruses and fungi already have been demonstrated and reported, along with the first applications for disinfection of air, water and surface made for the "point-of-use" integration.

Key Features

  • Brings unique advantages of LEDs for foods from farm to kitchens
  • Explores applications and advances in LEDs for horticulture, crops production, postharvest reservation and produce storage
  • Investigates UV LEDs in food safety

Readership

Academics and R&D personnel in the food industry, food processors, farmers, undergraduate and postgraduate students and industrial operators

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Ultraviolet (UV) LED Technology for Applications in Food Production
2. Technology of LED Light Sources and Systems from Visible to UV Range
3. Applications and Advances in LEDs for Horticulture and Crop Production
4. UV LEDs in Postharvest Preservation and Produce Storage
5. UV Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Food Safety

Details

No. of pages:
146
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
10th August 2019
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128177952
Paperback ISBN:
9780128177945

About the Editor

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

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