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Current Technology and Applications of Gas Plasma for Disinfection of Agricultural Products: Disinfection of Fungal Spores on Citrus unshiu by Atmospheric Pressure Dielectric Barrier Discharge

Yoshihito Yagyu and Akikazu Sakudo
from: Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology: Theory, Applications, Pitfalls and New Perspectives (Edited by: Hideharu Shintani and Akikazu Sakudo). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2016) Pages: 111-120.

Abstract

In the field of agricultural and food processes, the development of safe, high-quality disinfection methods that do not rely on chemical treatment is a promising approach for preventing food poisoning caused by pathogens such as fungi and bacteria. Recently, information has accumulated showing the potential of gas plasma as a novel food disinfection technology. In this chapter, to highlight recent advances in gas plasma technology for applications in food disinfection, we introduce our studies on the disinfection of Penicillium digitatum spores on Citrus unshiu by atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge (APDBD). Future perspectives of this technology will also be discussed read more ...
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