Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276680
Title:
Food preservation by ionizing radiation
Author:
Ng, Kwok Wah, 1957-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The application of ionizing radiation as a preservation method for food is described and examined. The prospects and problems of introducing radiation technology for food preservation are discussed under the following aspects: (1) technical feasibilities; (2) irradiator design requirements; (3) facilities' cost analysis, and (4) legislation. Within the specified limits, ionizing radiation provides an efficacious food preservation treatment which will not lead to radioactivity induction or prejudice the safety and wholesomeness of the food. A brief introduction and description of the design approach of an industrial scale irradiator is given with an illustrative example. Assessments of the cost of radiation treatment of food of some commercially available irradiators are cited and analyzed. The international regulatory efforts and the present status of clearance, standardization and legislation of food irradiation is reviewed and discussed. It is concluded that food irradiation is ready for commercial applications and could be effectively regulated by pertinent health and safety authorities.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Radiation preservation of food.; Food -- Preservation.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nuclear Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wacks, Morton E.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFood preservation by ionizing radiationen_US
dc.creatorNg, Kwok Wah, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, Kwok Wah, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe application of ionizing radiation as a preservation method for food is described and examined. The prospects and problems of introducing radiation technology for food preservation are discussed under the following aspects: (1) technical feasibilities; (2) irradiator design requirements; (3) facilities' cost analysis, and (4) legislation. Within the specified limits, ionizing radiation provides an efficacious food preservation treatment which will not lead to radioactivity induction or prejudice the safety and wholesomeness of the food. A brief introduction and description of the design approach of an industrial scale irradiator is given with an illustrative example. Assessments of the cost of radiation treatment of food of some commercially available irradiators are cited and analyzed. The international regulatory efforts and the present status of clearance, standardization and legislation of food irradiation is reviewed and discussed. It is concluded that food irradiation is ready for commercial applications and could be effectively regulated by pertinent health and safety authorities.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectRadiation preservation of food.en_US
dc.subjectFood -- Preservation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNuclear Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWacks, Morton E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333257en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20697510en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18408163en_US
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