Archive: April 2017

Juices and smoothies

Werner Kohorst

Pulsemaster sells Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) system to fresh juice processor

Pulsemaster, a global leader in Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) systems for food and beverage processing, has entered into an agreement to sell a Pulsed Electric Field system to a major producer of high-quality fruit juices and smoothies.

The customer, based in the EU, operates in the fresh juice processing industry and possesses extensive experience with Pulsed Electric Field technology within this sector.

Pulsemaster’s proprietary PEF technology will be utilized to treat fresh juices and smoothies. The agreement encompasses the supply of liquid handling equipment to complete the project.

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Pulsed Electric Field PEF

Mark de Boevere

Pulsed electric field PEF – the potential in food processing

  • PEF

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) processing is a well-known non-thermal food preservation technique, but it can also be used to enhance product quality and food production processes.

The terms pulsed electric field processing and electroporation both describe the same technique. PEF induces poration of cell membranes, hence the term ‘electroporation’. Another term used in this context is ‘permeabilization’. PEF technology can make the cell membranes of microorganisms, plant, or animal tissue permeable. This electroporation process is suitable for a broad range of food processes and bioprocesses, utilizing low energy levels.

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