High Pressure Processing of Food

Principles, Technology and Applications

  • V.M. Balasubramaniam
  • Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas
  • Huub L.M. Lelieveld

Part of the Food Engineering Series book series (FSES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

  3. Process Equipment and Packaing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. V. M. Balasubramaniam, Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas, Huub L. M. Lelieveld
      Pages 39-65
    3. Huub L. M. Lelieveld, Hans Hoogland
      Pages 67-72
    4. Huseyin Ayvaz, V. M. Balasubramaniam, Tatiana Koutchma
      Pages 73-93
  4. High Pressure Process Engineering Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Sung Hee Park, Loc Thai Nguyen, Stephen Min, V. M. Balasubramaniam, Sudhir K. Sastry
      Pages 97-121
    3. Jia You, Maryam Habibi, Navneet Rattan, Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy
      Pages 143-166
    4. Richard Meyer
      Pages 167-171
    5. Daniela Bermúdez-Aguirre, Maria G. Corradini, Kezban Candoğan, Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas
      Pages 193-215
    6. Tara Grauwet, Iesel Van der Plancken, Liesbeth Vervoort, Marc Hendrickx, Ann Van Loey
      Pages 253-268
  5. Microbial Safety of Pressure Treated Foods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. A. E. H. Shearer, K. E. Kniel, H. Chen, D. G. Hoover
      Pages 295-315
    3. Paul Brown, Franco Cardone, Richard Meyer, Maurizio Pocchiari
      Pages 317-330
    4. Christopher J. Doona, Kenneth Kustin, Florence E. Feeherry, Edward W. Ross
      Pages 331-349
  6. Food Chemistry and Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Jian Yang, Joseph R. Powers
      Pages 353-389
    3. Indrawati Oey
      Pages 391-431
    4. Kazutaka Yamamoto, Roman Buckow
      Pages 433-459
    5. J. Antonio Torres, Vinicio Serment-Moreno, Zamantha J. Escobedo-Avellaneda, Gonzalo Velazquez, Jorge Welti-Chanes
      Pages 461-478
    6. Swetha Mahadevan, Mukund V. Karwe
      Pages 479-507
    7. Tomas Bolumar, Dana Middendorf, Stefan Toepfl, Volker Heinz
      Pages 509-537
  7. High Pressure Applications in Various Food Industry Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 539-539
    2. Ariette Matser, Rian Timmermans
      Pages 541-551
    3. A. J. Trujillo, V. Ferragut, B. Juan, A. X. Roig-Sagués, B. Guamis
      Pages 553-590
    4. Anna Jofré, Xavier Serra
      Pages 591-623
    5. Gipsy Tabilo-Munizaga, Santiago Aubourg, Mario Pérez-Won
      Pages 625-669
  8. Regulatory and Consumer Acceptance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 685-685
    2. Cynthia M. Stewart, C. Patrick Dunne, Larry Keener
      Pages 687-716
    3. Aneta Kurowska, Anna Szajkowska, Bernd van der Meulen
      Pages 717-732
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 743-762

About this book


High-pressure processing (HPP) represents an industrially relevant solution to the growing consumer demand for wholesome, fresh-tasting foods, where application of pressure assures food safety.

Through 31 chapters grouped into 7 relevant sections, the book comprehensively reviews and summarizes current state-of-the-art knowledge, from process engineering, packaging, industrial scale equipment, consumer acceptance, regulations, to application of high pressure in food pasteurization, sterilization, extraction, homogenization, and freezing and thawing.

Food safety specialists and process authorities working in both government and food industry sectors will find useful chapters about pressure effects on harmful biological agents as well as approaches to validation of high pressure technology. 

Chapters related to high pressure reaction kinetics, process uniformity, mathematical modeling, pressure effects on proteins, enzymes starch and bioactive co

mpounds, and structural changes in pressure treated foods will be particularly beneficial for graduate and undergraduate students to discover the latest information on high pressure preservation principles.

Chapters concerning high pressure applications in different food industry sectors will serve as excellent reference to food industry professionals, in particular to those involved in the processing of products such as meat, seafood, beverage, dairy, eggs, fruits and vegetable products. 


Food freezing Food process engineering Food processing technology High pressure food High pressure food processing

Editors and affiliations

  • V.M. Balasubramaniam
    • 1
  • Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas
    • 2
  • Huub L.M. Lelieveld
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept of Food Ag Biological EngineeringCFAES Dept Food Science & TechnologyColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Center for Nonthermal Processing of FoodWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  3. 3.Formerly Unilever R&DBilthovenThe Netherlands

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