Author: Mark de Boevere

Pulsemaster Liquidus PEF system

Mark de Boevere

Pulsemaster launches Liquidus PEF-equipment

Pulsemaster launches Liquidus PEF-equipment for small and medium-sized juice marketers and science sectors. Pulsemaster’s Liquidus PEF-system for liquids like cold pressed juices & smoothies, purees and e.g. cold brew coffee. Ideal for premium juices and blends produced by smaller juice marketers. Pulsemaster’s Liquidus to meet small and medium-sized beverages industry production requirements and to meet science sectors research requirements.
PEF processing is a microbial inactivation method based on pulsed electric fields. Electroporation is a non-thermal cell membrane permeabilization treatment, to enhance process optimisation in beverages industry. Pulsemaster offers this versatile Liquidus continuous unit for sale or trial rental.

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Pulsed Electric Field PEF

Mark de Boevere

Pulsed electric field PEF – the potential in food processing

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Pulsed electric field (PEF) processing is a well known non-thermal food preservation technique, but did you know it can also be used to improve product quality and food production processes?

Pulsed electric field processing and electroporation are both used to describe the same technique. The pulsed electric field induces poration of cell membranes – that is where the word electroporation comes from. Permeabilization is another term used in this context. The cell membranes of microorganisms, plant or animal tissue can be made permeable by using PEF technology. This process of electroporation is suitable for use in a broad range of food processes and bioprocesses using low levels of energy.

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