Dr. Ali Demirci, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, presented a poster at the NSF Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Nexus Workshop, on February 22, 2016. This workshop was sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Georgia Tech, the Ohio State University and industry partners and included topics such as food sanitization. Dr. Demirci's poster was in the section titled: "Novel sanitization technologies that can make a transformational change in the food industry." Dr. Demirci is a Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. One of his areas of expertise is in Food Engineering/Food Safety: inactivation of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms by using novel non-thermal processing technologies including pulsed UV light. His poster overviewed many studies of pulsed light as a powerful tool for inactivation of microorganisms on food surfaces or liquids. The applications of pulsed UV can be expanded to decontamination of surfaces of packaging materials and food processing environment.
To view Dr. Demirci's paper and learn how XENON's technology contributed to the successful results of multiple studies; visit our Presentation Section in our Resources Page by clicking here. Or check his personal website for the publication lists on his research including pulsed UV research.