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Record number 328510
Title On the potential of uneven heating in heterogeneous food media with dielectric heating
Author(s) Veen, M.E. van der; Goot, A.J. van der; Vriezinga, C.A.; Meester, J.W.G. de; Boom, R.M.
Source Journal of Food Engineering 63 (2004)4. - ISSN 0260-8774 - p. 403 - 412.
Department(s) Food Process Engineering
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) microorganisms - microwaves - catalysis
Abstract A dynamic model was developed describing dielectric heating dynamics of a heterogeneous material, in which the dispersed phase heats more quickly than the surrounding phase. The model includes effects of scattering by small particles, absorption and differences in thermal and conduction properties, as well as domain size. The model shows that the smallest domain sizes that can be heated selectively are determined by dielectric and thermal properties of both domains and the applied field strength. In the case of food products, it can be concluded that the minimal size at which significant temperature differences can occur is about 1 mm applying current available microwave technology. However, in the case of pulsed fields, the domains that can be heated selectively can be orders of magnitude smaller than with constant fields, without requiring higher overall energy inputs. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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