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Microwave Heating Consortium


The general goal of the Microwave Heating Consortium is to develop microwave sterilization technology for the commercial production of high quality, safe and shelf-stable packaged meals. This same technology can also be used in the pasteurization of packaged foods for the retail market.

Consortium activities center around the development of pilot-scale microwave sterilization systems. These systems are used to demonstrate the feasibility of producing high quality shelf-stable food and to collect engineering data crucial for the design of commercial microwave sterilization systems and processes.



Microwave Heating


BSysE Faculty Involvement

Dr. Juming Tang, Director




















Among the Best!



Dr. Gustavo Barbosa-Cánovas
Sahlin Research Excellence Award

Dr. Juming Tang,
MW Sterilization Process wins FDA approval

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