Scientist uses electric fields to kill listeria in milk

Tel Aviv University’s Dr Alexander Goldberg found that long term listeris monocytogenes proliferation control in milk by IDPEF (intermittently pulsed electric fields) has implications for food security in low income countries.

Pulsed electric fields delivered for just a fraction of a second destroy cells by damaging the cell membrane and kills bacteria as opposed to refrigeration, which merely slows the metabolism of bacteria.

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