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Sterilisation of Pre-Formed Cartons by UV Excimer Laser (AFM 138) - FT0581

Description
To study the influence of packaging surface topography on spore inactivation kinetics. Also, to model the spatial and angular distribution of laser illumination within cartons and to determine the UV-laser inactivation kinetics of various spore forms.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2002

Cost: £85,285
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Nottingham, Elopak R&D, Exitech Ltd
Keywords
Food and Drink              
Food Hygiene              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Safety              
Packaging              
Process Technology              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain