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Prospect of nuclear application in food technology

Journal Article:

Abstract

Irradiation changes the normal living process of cells and the structure of molecules. It is good for food preservation because it kills off many of the microorganisms in the product and makes the remainder more sensitive to antimicrobial factors prevailing after the radiation treatment. It offers more benefits than conventional preservation in that it increases storage stability and quality of foodstuffs with the minimum use of energy. Good storage quality gives way to wider distribution of food, alleviates the world's food shortage, and improves food supplies. Research proved that irradiation increased the quality of subtropical fruits, spices, fish, and meat. No refrigeration is needed to store meat, poultry and fish preserved by the combination of irradiation and mild heat treatment. Nuclear technology can also be applied to destroy harmful insects, to sterilize food, to inhibit the sprouting of root crops, and to control ripening in stored fruits and vegetables. Based on the above potentials of irradiation, the prospect of nuclear application in food technology is promising.
Authors:
Maha, M [1] 
  1. National Atomic Energy Agency, Jakarta (Indonesia). Pasar Djumat Research Centre
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-15-035892; EDB-84-121309
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bul. BATAN; (Indonesia); Journal Volume: 3:2; Other Information: 8 refs
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; FOOD; RADIOPRESERVATION; CESIUM 137; COBALT 60; IONIZING RADIATIONS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOSTERILIZATION; X-RAY SOURCES; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; COBALT ISOTOPES; DOSES; EQUIPMENT; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; IRRADIATION; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; PRESERVATION; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; STERILIZATION; X-RAY EQUIPMENT; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 560132* - Radiation Effects on Microorganisms- Food Preservation- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6748627
Country of Origin:
Indonesia
Language:
Indonesian
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: BUBAD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 19-28
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Citation Formats

Maha, M. Prospect of nuclear application in food technology. Indonesia: N. p., 1982. Web.
Maha, M. Prospect of nuclear application in food technology. Indonesia.
Maha, M. 1982. "Prospect of nuclear application in food technology." Indonesia.
@misc{etde_6748627,
title = {Prospect of nuclear application in food technology}
author = {Maha, M}
abstractNote = {Irradiation changes the normal living process of cells and the structure of molecules. It is good for food preservation because it kills off many of the microorganisms in the product and makes the remainder more sensitive to antimicrobial factors prevailing after the radiation treatment. It offers more benefits than conventional preservation in that it increases storage stability and quality of foodstuffs with the minimum use of energy. Good storage quality gives way to wider distribution of food, alleviates the world's food shortage, and improves food supplies. Research proved that irradiation increased the quality of subtropical fruits, spices, fish, and meat. No refrigeration is needed to store meat, poultry and fish preserved by the combination of irradiation and mild heat treatment. Nuclear technology can also be applied to destroy harmful insects, to sterilize food, to inhibit the sprouting of root crops, and to control ripening in stored fruits and vegetables. Based on the above potentials of irradiation, the prospect of nuclear application in food technology is promising.}
journal = {Bul. BATAN; (Indonesia)}
volume = {3:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Indonesia}
year = {1982}
month = {Apr}
}