Tag: electroporation

Pulsemaster PEF olive oil

Thomas Rohe

PEF and extraction efficiency of cold pressed olive oil

A Pulsemaster PEF-system for olive oil processing

Pulsemaster have succesfully developed a dedicated Pulsed Electric Field system for olive oil processing, max 10 US tons/h (9,000 kg/h) loading rate. Pulsemaster’s PEF is a physical, non-thermal and low-energy processing method that may complement the crushing step of the olives by formation of pores in cell membranes. Objective is permeabilisation of cell membranes leading to cell disruption. Cell disruption in terms of applied electric field intensity and pulse number, which can be exploited to increase yield and quality (aroma’s) from day 0 to the end of storage.

Maximizing the extraction yield and improve aroma concentration

In olive oil processing, Pulsed Electric Field technology can be used to enhance cold pressed olive oil extraction at lower temperatures, to obtain a higher yield and more aroma’s. Even important, PEF processing can reduce processing time in olive oil plants.

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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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Juices and smoothies

Werner Kohorst

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

Pulsemaster, a global leader in Pulsed Electric Field systems for food and beverages processing, has entered into an agreement for the sale of a Pulsed Electric Field system to a major producer of high quality fruit juices and smoothies.

The customer is EU-based, operates in the fresh juice processing industry and has a wealth of Pulsed Electric Field experience within this industry.

Pulsemaster’s proprietary PEF-technology will be used to treat fresh juices and smoothies. The agreement includes 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 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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COST video about electroporation

Mark de Boevere

Electroporation makes it possible

  • PEF

Electroporation is a surprising natural phenomenon with enormous potential. This video, supported by the European COST project, explains why.

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