Title: Integrated approach on heat transfer and inactivation kinetics of microorganisms on the surface of foods during heat treatments - software development
Authors: Gil, MM ×
Pereira, PM
Brandao, TRS
Silva, CLM
Kondjoyan, A
Valdramidis, VP
Geeraerd, Annemie
Van Impe, Jan
James, S #
Issue Date: 2006
Series Title: Journal of food engineering vol:76 issue:1 pages:95-103
Conference: date:Univ Catolica Portuguesa, Escola Super Biotecnol, P-4200072 Oporto, Portugal; INRA, Rech Viande Stn, F-63122 Clermont Ferrand, France; Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Chem Engn, B-3001 Louvain, Belgium; Univ Bristol, Food Refrigerat & Proc Engn Res Ctr, Bristol BS40 5DU, Avon, England
Abstract: The objective of this work was to create a software application (Bugdeath 1.0) for the simulation of inactivation kinetics of microorganisms on the surface of foods, during dry and wet pasteurisation treatments. The program was developed under the Real Basic (c) 5.2 application, and it is a user-friendly tool. It integrates heat transfer phenomena and microbial inactivation under constant and time-varying temperature conditions. On the basis of the selection of a heating regime of the medium, the program predicts the food surface temperature and the change in microbial load during the process. Input data and simulated values can be visualised in graphics or data tables. Printing, exporting and saving file options are also available. Bugdeath 1.0 includes also a useful database of foods (beef and potato) and related thermal properties, microorganisms (Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes) and corresponding inactivation kinetic parameters. This software can be coupled to an apparatus developed under the scope of the European Project BUGDEATH (QLRT-2001-01415), which was conceived to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on food samples. The program has also a great potential for research and industrial applications. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Description: [*]
ISSN: 0260-8774
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS)
Bio- & Chemical Systems Technology, Reactor Engineering and Safety Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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