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Cold Plasma Processing: Methods and Applications in Study of Food Decontamination

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Cold plasma is a partially ionized gas including ions, electrons, radicals, photons, and neutral molecules. The exploration of cold plasma as an emerging food processing technology continues to increase in research laboratories, particularly for sterilization application. This chapter outlines protocols for handling of food samples for cold plasma sterilization and electrical and optical characterization of the plasma. As a use case, all methods are outlined for a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma setup.

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Bhullar, M., Gavahian, M., Misra, N.N. (2022). Cold Plasma Processing: Methods and Applications in Study of Food Decontamination. In: Gavahian, M. (eds) Emerging Food Processing Technologies. Methods and Protocols in Food Science . Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-2136-3_2

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